SA grain growers wait for rainNikolai Beilharz, Thursday May 9, 2013 - 14:26 EST
In an ideal world, there would have been plenty of rain falling over grain growing areas in South Australia nice and slowly since ANZAC day.
But that didn't happen. The lack of a season break has meant many grain growers have been dry sowing - or close to it.
In this special report, our team of intrepid Rural Reporters decided to get an overall look at how the grains season is progressing.
Click on the audio link on this page to find out how they're going.
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