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Local member for Chaffey and minister for primary industries Tim Whetstone has welcomed this week’s rainfall following a dry start to the dryland farming season.

The State Government’s Crop and Pasture Report – Seeding Intentions, shows many farmers started seeding in April with dry subsoil following harsh summer and autumn months before much anticipated rainfall in May.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said rainfall was welcomed by farmers across the state but the season’s dry forecast and increased frost risk remain as ongoing challenges.

The next Crop and Pasture Report will reveal the first region by region crop area estimates of the season.

Further info can be found via the PIRSA website.