With recent stories of desolate crops and dying cattle, and endless headlines about the tragic circumstances facing farmers across Australia, NCH has decided to join others in helping farmers through these tough times.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the Autumn season in 2018 was the fourth warmest on record in Australia, with below average rainfall for most of the country. While all states and territories are experiencing drought, the central and eastern regions of New South Wales in particular have been hit hard, with much of these areas at 100 per cent drought.
The last record of drought experienced to this extent was back in 1902 when almost all Australian wheat crops were lost.
So with this, NCH Australia has committed to donating one per cent of its sales revenue to the Buy A Bale charity which is providing aid to farming and rural communities with bales of hay for their livestock.
Buy A Bale, as well as other registered charities, have been running this initiative successfully with partners like NCH to address the challenges farmers are experiencing.
NCH Australia Country Manager, Stephen Scahill, said, “Everyone needs to come together and help the farmers during this crisis. I can’t imagine what it must be like to lose a fourth generation farm, or not be able to put food on the table.”
The key is to not only ensure that businesses get involved to help out, but that due diligence is also done in how they go about helping. Registered charities are available to offer assistance, and they ensure the proceeds and donations get spread evenly to the rural and farming communities.
This partner content is brought to you by NCH Australia. For more information about its ‘Help us help our farmers’ initiative, please contact Marketing on [email protected].