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THE WEEKLY TIMES | Cautious optimism for 2024 crops

Bountiful summer rain has provided optimism for cropping farmers preparing to sow the 2024 winter crop.

Figures from the Bureau of Meteorology for the past three months show 328.2mm has fallen at Maffra, 252.8 at Wangaratta, 224.1mm at Echuca, 220.6mm at Nhill and 127.6mm at Birchip.

Grain Producers Australia southern director Andrew Weidemann of Rupanyup said everyone was feeling quite positive.

“We have had half of our annual rainfall since the start of December,” he said.


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