Not all farmers are dealing with drought this year. In a patch of Victoria croppers are losing paddocks to waterlogging.
Canola crops in the Riverina look in great condition, but there is precious little moisture remaining. Will farmers cut them for hay?
Victoria is the smallest mainland state, but there is still a wild variance in seasonal conditions from dust storms to waterlogging.
The outlook for southern Australia is better, but a lack of hard wheat will mean wheat imports from Canada will keep coming in.
A slice of Australia's grain growing history will fade into the background with the news AWB will not offer wheat pools this year.
A Grain Growers initiative is designed to better establish the grain growing sector's sustainabiity credentials.