We were warned it was going to be a wet harvest.
But the optimist in us thought "it'll be right, that's what they said last year".
Well, the forecasters definitely got it right this year.
To date, the month of November has delivered near-record rainfall totals.
Upwards of 150 millimetres has been recorded in parts of NSW and, worryingly, the ongoing La Nina alert threatens growers with more of the same.
Flooding in some parts of the Lachlan Valley has already taken its toll on many hectares.
And, at the time of writing, flood alerts for other parts of NSW were being issued.
Outside of the flood areas, harvest is frustratingly slow.
Temperatures have been unseasonably cool, and grain moisture levels are taking longer to dry down.
Paddocks are saturated under foot and, in some parts, headers are spending almost as much time bogged as they are harvesting.
Adding to the headache, harvest contractors and trucks are under mounting pressure to pull out of jobs and relocate to harvest their own crops, or to meet commitments with growers further south.
In addition to the logistical challenges being experienced, with this week's rain event being the second, third or even fourth drenching for some mature crops, grain quality is starting to suffer.
Crops will typically "handle" the first rain or two.
But when moisture penetrates the outer layer of the grain, the germination process begins and sprouting occurs.
Sprouting may not necessarily be obvious to the untrained eye.
It can be evidenced by a low Falling Numbers result, showing that key starches and proteins within the grain have been damaged.
This renders it unsuitable for use in end products, such as pasta, malt, bread and other baked goods.
Subsequently, Falling Number machines have been rolled-out across the northern half of the state's bulk handling sites.
This has prompted a collective groan of disappointment from the entire industry, which is lamenting what "could have been".
Growers in the southern half of NSW are probably "at the ready".
But they are waiting to see what this week's forecast delivers.
For those able to get a header into canola, yields for the oilseed have been impressive and - with oil levels averaging well north of the 42 per cent yardstick - it has proven a lucrative choice of crop.
But with every passing rain event comes the increased risk of quality issues.
Low test weight, green seed and sprouting are all starting to rear their ugly heads in localised areas and, similar to cereals, the weather-damaged product is limited in its ability to perform in the manufacturing process as it was designed to.
The market for milling wheat, malt barley and canola have all been driven to their current levels largely on the back of significant production and quality issues in the recent Northern Hemisphere harvest.
The evolving weather and quality situation here in Australia adds further uncertainty to an already tight global supply story.
So, continued volatility in these markets can be assured.