Brian Egan is the driving force behind rural charity Rural Aid and he can't count the number of men he has had on the phone crying terrified that they are going to lose everything they have worked for.
Aussie Helpers are doing as much as they can for our local farmers to get them through the severe drought conditions that are gripping the Upper Hunter and the whole country.
They've just received $1 million from the Federal Government to go towards their 24/7 mental health service over the next two years.
Jessica caught up with Brian on Hunter Valley Today this week.
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