Farmers in New South Wales and Queensland currently in the midst of a drought have faced a new challenge in recent weeks with a surging flood of breakfast TV presenters bearing down on them.
“Mate it’s been tough, I was out ploughing the fields yesterday and a wave of Today Show crew came rushing past me,” said a Bourke based farmer. “I feared for my safety and my fields are wrecked.
“The bastards set up their cameras and catering in my wheat field. I’m ruined.”
Police have warned farmers to treat the breakfast TV crews with caution as they are highly persistent and can turn aggressive.
“We recommend farmers keep a safe distance away from these crews as not only are they after tales of hardship, they are also after contestants for Farmer Wants a Wife.”