Young are finding good jobs in regional locales
It's clear that cash handouts, subsides and low interest loans have had limited success in this drought. So what then are the other options?
People are sick of incidents like the fish kill being hijacked for personal and political agendas - if you're serious, then work with the government on solutions.
While governments squabble over arbitrary emissions targets, farmers need practical solutions on farm. But can our politicians get their heads around how to develop gains at both ends at the same time?
With each and every farmer in a different situation based on their business, location and skill-set, could it be that the government drought strategy needs to identify where more direct, on-the-ground support is needed longer term?