About 11 million hectares of land has burnt and more than 1 billion animals perished in this fire season.
After a year that was the hottest and driest on record, farmers across NSW are wondering when the rain will come.
When the government makes its decision later this year, it won't just be making a decision about whether to give the go ahead to a new mine, but also a decision about the future of agriculture on the Breeza Plain.
Do the deeper pockets of foreign-owned - and sometimes sovereign-backed - companies present a better prospect of paying dairy farmers a better price for their milk?
The ability to produce a grain crop with limited moisture could be at threat with the increasingly negative perceptions towards glyphosate.
In the short term, reduced US tariffs, our lower supply and our strong domestic prices, will make it hard to maintain market share in Japan.