Analysis: the boom heads for the bush

Bad news for the meat and wine industries is masking a minor miracle in the Wheatbelt where high commodity prices are breathing new life into near-dead towns.


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It all sounds wonderful, but farmers will need to see two to three good seasons to make up all of the red ink that currently exists, unless theys have been working off farm in a mine, on fly-in fly-out, in the interim. There are still a lot of hard up farmers out there at the moment, due to the drought conditions.

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