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Wheatbelt rainfall welcome for some, too late for others

Friday July 12, 2013 - 14:16 EST

Grain growers in parts of the Western Australian Wheatbelt have welcomed the first significant rainfall of the season but it has come too late for some.

Rain in the past 24 hours has broken a prolonged dry spell in many grain-growing areas.

Among the biggest falls were Corrigin with 63 millimetres and Kondinin with 71.

York farmer and Pastoralists and Graziers Association vice president Tony Seabrook says, while the rain is a huge help to many growers, it has come too late for some.

"Although where we are the crops were suffering, they were still there," he said.

"There's a large part of the state that doesn't have much of a crop and when you're as badly off as that, nothing will change, it's just too late for a lot of people and that's the sadness of the situation."


- ABC

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