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Farmers hope for rain relief

Wednesday October 10, 2012 - 14:54 EDT

South Australian farmers are hoping forecast rain in the next few days will help boost flagging prospects.

Falls up to 10 millimetres are predicted for much of the agricultural area, with many regions recently lacking rain at a critical time.

Rural Solutions field crops consultant Michael Wurst says it is a much-needed forecast.

"A pity it didn't come a couple of weeks earlier but certainly hopefully we can get reasonable falls throughout the agricultural areas and that will certainly help finish off some of the crops," he said.

"In some of the earlier districts it might be too late but in the better rainfall areas it's certainly very timely.

"If we don't get some reasonable falls out of this some of the crops definitely won't be worth reaping and in fact in some districts already farmers have written off crops, which is very disappointing."


- ABC

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