Buy a Bale, The Maitland Mercury, Newcastle Herald, Hunter Valley News and The Scone Advocate have joined forces to help Hunter farmers as they battle the most crippling drought in decades.
These farmers and their communities need our support right now and with your help we can make a difference. There are numerous ways you can support this fundraising drive to support Hunter farmers.
This map shows just how devastating the lack of rain has been over the last 12 months in Australia. It shows the Upper and Lower Hunter are experiencing a serious rainfall deficiency, with some parts enduring a severe deficiency.
Current drought conditions in Hunter.
These images taken in the Hunter over the last few weeks (Jan 2018) show the devastation.
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Sourced Fairfax Media and contributed images