Rain in drought is worthy of a quick run about beer in hand, surely?
If China is lilting its imports above what it has been normal in recent years, it will signal a new source of demand for wheat in the global market.
The Robertson family mixes their income between lucerne growing and sheep and lamb fattening at Hillston.
Rams need to prove themselves within a special ewe mob before heading out among the main flock at Milburn Creek.
Farmers across the south are invited to a series of field days focusing on mental health, government assistance and drought management
Numbers of show sheep at the 72nd GSSM were on par with last year and the quality was uniformly up on previous shows.
It appears that the eastern states had plentiful rainfall in the past 30 to 40 years of the 19th century, broken by a very occasional extremely dry year such as 1888.