The lack of rain in WA this winter is threatening our farmer’s future, 100,000’s of hectares of planted wheat, canola, lupins and barley are examples of crops being affected this year.
"In some areas since the beginning of March only 10 rainfall events, and a total of 23mm of rain, have been experienced”.
Some farmers are projecting to finish the season at a loss of over $1m and don’t know if they will be able to continue farming.
In some areas WA farmers in 2015 and 2016 had disappointing years financially on their properties due to frost damage and poor prices because of protein levels in their wheat … but are still determined, but weary, to go on.
WA farmers are running out of time to save their crops from an unseasonably long dry spell, with the forecast rain expected to bypass some of the state's worst-affected areas, farmers need your help.