Tim Salway, a fifth-generation dairy farmer who lost both his father and brother in the bushfires, stands in his farm in Wandella, near the town of Cobargo, New South Wales, Jan. 13. Much of Salway’s farm was destroyed by bushfires, including storage facilities, fences and hundreds of cattle. | REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis photo

Aussie farm family faces bleak future after fires

WANDELLA, Australia, (Reuters) — There is little that Australia’s deadly bushfires didn’t take from dairy and cattle farmers Tim and Warren Salway. For nearly two days the brothers battled fierce blazes that tore through the family’s farms, the flames igniting on multiple fronts and wiping out almost everything in their path. The pair’s father, Robert, […] Read more

As Australian farmers were harvesting crops, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) pegged production of the country's largest rural export at 15.85 million tonnes, down nearly 18 percent from its previous estimate in September of 19.2 million tonnes. | Reuters photo

Australia cuts 2019/20 wheat production forecast by nearly 20% due to drought

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Australia on Tuesday cut its wheat production forecast by nearly 20 percent for the year through June 2020, as an unrelenting drought across the country’s east coast will likely see output fall to an 11-year low. As Australian farmers were harvesting crops, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences […] Read more