Hardest-hit are farmers further west on the edge of the outback. But even Cowra is reeling, and wheat from this district is the key to Australia's rise to the world's second-biggest wheat exporter, after the United States. "Federation" wheat bred for Australian conditions in the late 1870s by the father of the country's wheat industry, William Farrer, was produced on farms in the hills around this town. Even in dry years Cowra farmers can usually count on some rain, but not this year. "I've never seen it as bad as this before," said Groves's neighbor Bev Donges. http://today.reuters.com/news/newsA...78_RTRIDST_0_SCIENCE-AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT-DC.XML Will it affect prices for wheat, feed and livestock? Will it be of any significance to those starving in Africa?