The driest start to a year in five decades and a dimming outlook for better-than-average rainfall in coming months has prompted the NSW Government to declare ALL of NSW to be in drought. NSW farmers are facing severe financial distress from failing crops, severe water shortages and being unable to feed livestock. Farmers are now faced with the prospect of having to graze already sown crops.

The “Buy a Bale” fundraising campaign is part of the charity Rural Aid, designed to expand services and provide support to rural communities that are suffering from the drought. Meaningful support is being provided for farmers who have no feed left for their cattle by the delivery of hay and other essential items.

Ward has decided to match all donations made our staff members, and we would like to encourage you all to visit their website by clicking on the photo below and make a donation, if you’re in a position to do so.