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Grain farmer John Ridley drives with his dog Oscar on his farm near the town of West Wyalong, Australia, on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Ridley's farm, about 300 miles west of Sydney, is at the center of devastation from a severe drought. The district normally grows much of the wheat that makes Australia the second-largest exporter in the world but this year will produce next to nothing.