Regional Voices

One day closer to rain

December 5, 2018

This week, drought is our focus, as we talk with Merriwa beef producer Cassandra McLaren.

Cassandra made a heartfelt post on Facebook that grew into an online community of more than 30,000 members. It’s called “One Day Closer to Rain”, and it’s a place for those trying to cope with drought to share their stories, support each other and have the occasional laugh too.

Kendi Burness-Cowan talks to Cassandra about how the drought has affected her own farm, the inevitable long road to recovery and the power of connecting people.

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