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Convoy travels across country bringing drought relief to NSW farmers

Convoy travels across country bringing drought relief to NSW farmers

A CONVOY of 23 trucks carrying 1200 tonnes of livestock feed have rolled into Condobolin today to bring much-needed relief to struggling NSW farmers.

The convoy left Western Australia on Monday and has travelled across the Nullarbor to reach Condobolin in NSW, where it will be distributed to more than 200 drought-stricken farmers in Condobolin, Tullamore, Tottenham, Nymagee, and the Lake Cargelligo areas in NSW.

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Organised by Operation Drought Relief for NSW farmers, $660,000 was donated by the Rapid Relief Team, a global charity group, to buy and transport the feed in the form of 2300 bales of hay.

OUR DROUGHT CAMPAIGN:

The NSW Government recently announcement that 100 per cent of the state was in drought following a special report on July 1 by The Sunday Telegraph has led to an outpouring of community support.

The convoy of road trains has spent the week travelling cross country to the state’s Central West, which has been hit hard with more than 83 per cent of the region experiencing drought.

This relief will be a welcomed by farmers struggling through one of the .

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