8 May 2013

Drought conditions in NSW again

11:53 am on 8 May 2013

Farmers in New South Wales say they are again facing drought althought the state and federal governments may not acknowledge it. Some parts of the state have had no sustained rainfall for eight months.

The farmers association says that means 17% of New South Wales is in drought conditions and 65% of the state very dry.

The ABC reports some farmers in the far north of NSW say they have not had enough rain for more than a year, which has caused dams and storage to dry up.

They say they have to cart water and hand-feed livestock due to dwindling rainfall. M are having to buy fodder and others are selling their livestock.

The farmers association says its members still need to know the state and federal governments will help if conditions worsen.