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Why Australia Can't Ignore Its Farmers

Oct 11, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
This photo taken on Aug. 7 shows sheep grazing on a dry paddock in the drought-hit area of Duri in New South Wales.

This photo taken on Aug. 7 shows sheep grazing on a dry paddock in the drought-hit area of Duri in New South Wales. Agriculture is critical to Australia's export strategy.

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In much of the developed world, the influence of farmers has declined. It's a different story in Australia, where the agricultural sector still has a big say on trade policy....

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