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Drought-breaking rain has brought long awaited relief to some farmers in western New South Wales.
Many areas stretching from the central west to the far north west have recorded soaking rain which has transformed bare paddocks into lush pastures and reinvigorated hopes of a winter harvest.
But others in the north west are still struggling after very little rain there.
Phillip and Di Ridge hosted the Prime Minister Tony Abbott at their farm near Bourke as part of his more