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Australian extremes

Peter Hadfield is in Australia, finding out how farmers there cope with extreme weather conditions. In New South Wales years of drought have been followed by heavy rain and floods.

While Britain languishes in the depths of winter, Peter Hadfield finds out how scorching heat has affected farmers on the other side of the world. Years of drought in New South Wales hit Australian growers hard, but when wet weather came it was a double-edged sword. It brought bumper crops for some, but many have struggled to get the harvest in before late rains ruined it. Peter visits the Chandler family, who have farmed the same land near Gilgandra in New South Wales for a century, to find out how they've coped with extremes of weather. He meets three generations of the family now living and working on the farm, and hears how they had a good crop this season after three long years of drought.

Produced and presented by Peter Hadfield

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22 minutes

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Sun 24 Jan 2021 06:35


  • Sun 24 Jan 2021 06:35