Grain growers hoping for a dry patchBrett Worthington, Thursday July 25, 2013 - 12:16 EST
Northern Victorian growers are looking at international grain prices to work out how much money they will make this season.
They're hoping for a dry couple of weeks so their bumper crop forecasts become a reality.
Kerang farmer Geoff Kendall says growers feel they've turned a corner after years of drought.
"Here in Australia, we are only a small market in a big sea," he said.
"We've got to look over the next few weeks at internationally what is happening in the US and Ukraine to get a feel for where the prices might go.
"We've got to look at how well their harvests are going and keep a watchful eye on the actual price."
Rain in late May and early June came at the perfect time for grain growers.
Mr Kendall says he hopes a dry spell will set him up for a bumper crop.
"We could see through to about mid-August at the moment. We would probably be looking for a bit of rain around that period of time," he said.
"We would really, really look desperately for a very good rain around the end of September, start of October just to set us up nicely."
© ABC 2013
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