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Rob Cope-Williams
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Farmers are reeling from pressures Farmers are reeling from pressures

While the world focusses on the Covid 19 virus few even think of the North Canterbury farmers who are literally facing the toughest times in living history. Gayle Lichfield, Chairperson of the Canterbury Rural Support Trust, says the past twelve months drought has had even worse effect than the three-year drought that hit recently. She says the virus has compacted the stress because of transport restrictions and therefore farmers have been unable to sell off stock. “It’s ...

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