Organisers say bushfires and drought will impact upon the Royal Easter Show as more than a dozen local agricultural events are called off for the first time since World War II.
Sydney's Easter Show is the largest event of its kind in the country, with the revenue it generates used by the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) to invest in programs across rural and regional areas.
RAS general manager Murray Wilton said about a dozen local shows had been cancelled and it is likely more will follow suit.
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Article written by Ainslie Drewitt-Smith and Kelly Fuller