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FARMERS WARNED AGAINST DODGY DEALS

If the drought wasn’t making life hard enough for livestock producers,¬†fresh warnings have been issued over reports of dodgy hay sales. Scam sellers are taking payments but not delivering the goods. Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson has labelled the act disgraceful. “Do the background checks, make sure you check your contacts, talk to people who you know about where you’re sourcing your feed from, who’s supplying it and that it is legitimate.” If you believe you’ve been a victim of a dodgy deal, contact your local police. AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY

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RAIN FALLS IN THE NEW ENGLAND

The thing that’s been on the minds of farmers around the region has finally arrived, however, it’s still not enough to break the big dry. Rain fell today in the New England region, and while it may be too little too late, it’s certainly boosted morale. Locals hoping today’s downpour is the start of something bigger. “Fingers crossed that it can keep coming, we don’t know when this is going to end so we just have to keep our hopes up and hopefully it is the start of something coming.”

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