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Free State farmers continue to plead with government for relief [SOUND]

# Free State farmers are urging the government to declare the ongoing drought a disaster, to seek relief and mitigate losses during the dry season. The farming community emphasised the threat to food security due to the severe impact of the drought. With soaring commodity prices, farmers fear further price hikes if the drought persists. Zimasa Leputla of the Department of Agricultural in the province confirmed that an assessment of the situation is underway:

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