'I've lost a lot': What it's really like to live through the drought
Barry Wheeler has lived his entire life in the Central West of New South Wales, and seen a lot, but it's been the past three years that have brought him to his knees. © Gabrielle Adams/Nine Barry Wheeler has lived his entire life in the Central West of New South Wales, and seen a lot, but it's been the past three years that "You didn't realise the drought was going to go this long, so you're trying to keep your farm going and hopefully the rain was going to come, but it hasn't come and you run out of money," he told 9news.com.au, his voice thick with emotion.
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Farmers across NSW have become the targets of abusive letters urging them to 'use a bullet' on themselves if they 'can't handle' the drought.
Several residents in Dubbo, Walgett and Peak Hill in the state's western region reported receiving the disturbing notes last month, police said.
One of the letters, obtained by The Daily Telegraph, had been typed in a large font on white paper and is believed to have been hand delivered.
'Hey loser, no one cares that you have to send livestock to slaughter,' the note states.
'All the better when you are forced to send your breeding stock.
'If you cannot handle the drought, use a bullet on yourself. You know you want to. No one cares whether you live or die, not even your family.'
NSW Government threatens to walk away from Murray Darling Basin Plan
The NSW Deputy Premier tells the Federal Government drought conditions have put unfair pressure on the state and that South Australia has been benefitting from the Murray Darling Basin Plan to the detriment of NSW.The Berejiklian Government said the 2012 plan needed to have more flexibility in times of drought.
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Farmers are currently battling the worst drought on record with the country's crop production set to fall for the third consecutive year.
NSW Detective Inspector Cameron Whiteside has branded the acts 'downright disgraceful' and asked for anyone with information to come forward.
'It is extremely important that these letters are not over-handled, both in a physical sense and by not disclosing information to fellow members of the public which may impact the investigation,' he said.
'Victims should report the matter to local police in a very timely manner in order to increase our chances of resolving the nature of these letters.
'Anyone who has received a similar letter is encouraged to contact their local police station and report the matter.'
Coles is forced to pay $5million to drought-stricken farmers after an investigation found the supermarket giant ripped them off over the price of milk
Supermarket giant Coles has been forced to pay Norco dairy farmers more than $5million after allegedly failing to pass on the full price rise it charged customers for milk. The payout follows an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that found Coles did not pay Norco a 10 cents per litre price rise.Coles told shoppers in March it was increasing the price of its own Coles brand milk, supplied by Norco, to raise money for drought-stricken farmers. The grocery retailer vowed in marketing materials that the extra money would be passed straight on to dairy farmers and milk processors.
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More than 2,000 firefighters are battling bushfires, which escalated in intensity late on Thursday. Early on Friday, the NSW capital ranked number 19 on the Air Visual global rankings of cities with the worst air Last week, the bureau noted that NSW had endured its driest spring season on record .
Police have not commented on who may be behind the disturbing notes but social media users have suggested they could have been sent by militant vegans.
'When the milk price crashed, I had vegans telling me to kill myself and my family. That I deserved to die because I had to sell some of my cows to cut costs etc. Seems the vegans are at it again. Attacking farmers when they are struggling is disgraceful,' one Facebook user said.
'If they want to live a vegan lifestyle, fine. Don't preach, threaten, or be judgemental and cruel to the rest of us,' said another.
Anyone with information has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers at: 1800 333 000.
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Drought assistance for SA farmers .
The South Australian government has announced a $21 million drought assistance package for farmers. Drought-hit farmers in South Australia will share in a $21 million support package from the state government. The package will help fund rebates on council rates, pastoral lease rent relief, an expansion of the Rural Financial Counselling Service and a rebate scheme for emergency water infrastructure.