Australia boosts aid by A$1.8 billion for drought-hit farmers

The remaining cattle on farmer May McKeown's drought-affected property, located on the outskirts of the northwestern New South Wales town of Walgett in Australia, eat hay July 20, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s federal government announced on Sunday a A$1.8-billion (1.03 billion pounds)increase in funding for drought-afflicted farmers, with parts of the country’s east coast suffering the driest conditions in living memory. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pledged the support, in addition to the A$576 previously announced, during a visit to Forbes, a town in […]

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