Mallee farmers hurry to harvest before rain

WORKING almost around the clock will have saved most Mallee grain growers any delay, or damage, to this season’s harvest.

Many dryland farmers across the region’s grain belt finished harvest this week, just before about 20mm of rain fell in parts of the Millewa overnight Thursday.

Ron Hards, who farms at Yarrara between Werrimull and Meringur, said he finished harvest late Tuesday night, spurred on by forecast damp conditions yesterday and today.

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