Going Green

Monday, January 7, 2008

Australian Floods in Drought Area

Farming everywhere is subject to the weather. Let's hope Austrailia's drought is truly broken and their farms receive the rain that is needed in a timely fashion.

Heavy rains flood drought-hit Australian farmers

By Michael Perry

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Heavy rains and flooding in northeast Australia have been both a blessing and a curse for drought-hit farmers, but more rain is needed to break a seven-year drought.

Farm officials say a series of storms have delivered heavy, but sporadic, rain in two of Australia's largest agricultural states, Queensland and New South Wales.

Some farmers who planted big summer sorghum crops have benefited, and some irrigators who had been facing zero water supplies have seen their water rations restored to 100 percent.

But others are still...(complete article here).

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