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Flooding Damages New South Wales Crops

02 November 2010

AUSTRALIA – Crops worth as much as A$10,000 (£6,246.37) may have been lost in the Riverina area of New South Wales as a result of recent flooding.

Lockhart district agronomist, Lisa Castleman, told ABC that between 10,000 and 20,000 hectares of land was submerged during the floods on 15 October.

Ms Castleman warned that many farmers may not be reimbursed for the full value of their produce, as crop insurance does not generally protect against flood damage.

Commenting on the situation, following the season's challenging drought conditions, Ms Castleman said: "I think we've just had [one] of the toughest years and you just [need to] look absolutely for that wonderful year that will put things back to where they were and give you a chance to plan and feel prosperous."

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