In May I spent a few weeks on the driest inhabited continent on earth. I visited the central west region of Queensland in Australia, which had just had its fourth dry wet season in a row. 83.9% of the state is drought declared. As you can see in the picture it’s pretty dry. Here’s a quick chat with Alec Walker from Gillespie Station near Blackall.
Policy? Protests? More intense farming? Less intense farming? More training? Benchmarking? A better joined up industry before and after the farm gate?
Sadly there’s no silver bullet because we’re talking about individual farmers with individual problems. And that’s what makes the problem even more difficult.