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Merriwa district farmers call on TransGrid to provide vital information on proposed transmission lines that will run through their district | The Scone Advocate



The cattle and lamb markets are at record levels, grain prices are great, the wool market is looking up and the summer has provided plenty of good rainfall across the district.

Jack Carrigan, ‘Bow Forest’, Merriwa. Photo supplied.

After three years of heartbreaking drought Merriwa farmers were hoping to well not so much as take it easy but simply have a bit of a breather and enjoy the good times.

The only immediate threat is a troublesome mice plague that has required aerial baiting for those growing summer crops.

And therein lies an issue – how will farmers, whose properties lie in the path of a proposed $39.7 million transmission line and associated infrastructure project, bait those rodents if you can’t get the planes to fly near the…

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