News last update:6 Aug 2012

Aussie grain farmers welcome the rain

Farmers in north central Victoria, Australia are busy sowing grain crops, after good rainfall of between 30 and 50 millimetres. Drought dominated the country over the last few weeks.

Elmore district farmer David Johnson expects most of the cropping to be finished by the end of May. He hopes there will be more rain this week followed by warm weather to get the crops growing.

"That's the beauty of rain early enough in the season that the conditions are warm and everything wants to grow, if it rains in July or June and it is freezing cold then growth is a lot slower, no the conditions are ideal," he said.

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