A Daily Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
When Sweet Turns To Sour
The sun is shining and life is getting back to normal for most after the inconvenience of the flood. For rural industries on the flood plain however it will will be months if not years before things are back to normal.
The sugar industry deserves special attention as even before the flood things were very dire. Continuous rain in November and December meant that the cane could not be harvested and fields replanted on many farms. Even the farmers who did replant now find their fields under water. As it takes two years for the crop to grow it won't be until 2013 that this disaster will really impact.