2018-08-05 18:25:57 UTC
with prices on track to skyrocket across Australia.
AUSTRALIA is in the grip of a horror drought and we could soon be
feeling the squeeze at the supermarket checkout.
At the moment, 98 per cent of NSW and almost two-thirds of Queensland
is either in drought or is drought affected, with farmers in parts of
Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia also suffering.
The situation has led to heartbreaking scenes across the country, with
many farmers forced to slaughter their animals or watch them die in
front of their eyes as they struggle to feed and water livestock.
Easy way Aussie dad makes $1600 a week
Woman catches evil neighbour stealing mail
How this snap got photographer fired
Some farmers have described this crisis as the worse theyve ever
seen, but experts have warned producers arent the only ones who could
feel the impact.
Richard Heath, executive director of agriculture research firm
Australian Farm Institute, said while every drought was different,
they generally led to grocery bills rising at double the rate of
Australias drought crisis: This is how you can help
Every drought is different depending on what time of the year it
starts and where its more severe, and that flows on to what food
types might be affected, Mr Heath said.
Drought is not a new feature of Australian agriculture and generally
whats happened in the past is there has been in increase in grocery
prices overall generally the price has increased at about twice the
rate of the consumer price inflation during equivalent periods of
drought in the past.
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.