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“It’s an all-you-can-eat buffet”: How mice are feasting on farmers’ profits

Millions of mice that are burrowing their way through farms across NSW are believed to have caused damage in the region of $100 million to date, and that figure could rise if conditions remain favourable. The damage surpasses that of Australia’s worst mouse plague in 1993 which caused an estimated $96 million worth of damage, according to CSIRO. In 2010/11, three million hectares of crops in New South Wales and parts of Victoria and South Australia were affected. In a typical season, farmers e