Welcome rainfall in the northJosh Bevan, Nikolai Beilharz, Tuesday October 1, 2013 - 14:57 EST
Decent rain at the right time can make a world of difference. For grain grower Ben Carn in northern Quorn, hot weather seemed likely to harm his crops however, some overnight rain has brought some good news and he says it will hopefully recover some of his crops.
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