A Eurobodalla wool producer and Shire Mayor on the New South Wales far south coast says he hopes looming dry conditions will not be as devastating as the last drought.
The National Climate Centre has released its quarterly forecast, saying it expects drier than average conditions in the next three months.
Councillor Fergus Thomson says farmers are constantly preparing for adverse weather.
He says unless the dry spell is as bad as the recent 10-year drought, producers should be able to cope.
â??Farmers across the coast and across the Monaro have actually got themselves in a position where they've been able to re-build many of their stock numbers,â?? Councillor Thomson said.
â??They had reduced any excess stock and these last couple of years have very much enabled those stock numbers to be restored.
â??It would be a shame and a concern if that was to change.â??
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