State's soil sucked dry with spring handbrake

Annabelle Cleeland
By Annabelle Cleeland
Updated October 18 2019 - 12:18am, first published 12:00am

Rainfall has failed to meet crop demands across most of the state, forcing some farmers to make the call whether they cut crops for hay or gamble on a grain finish.

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Annabelle Cleeland

Annabelle Cleeland

National Sheep & Wool Writer

Annabelle Cleeland is Fairfax Media’s national sheep and wool writer. Annabelle joined the Fairfax team in 2012 to nurture her love of Australian agriculture. She began as the Victorian western district reporter at Stock & Land before taking on a senior position as a journalist reporting on all industries statewide. Annabelle’s appetite to report on issues which affect the sheep and wool industry has seen her travel to many parts of Australia and abroad. She is excited to spin industry yarns during a period of substantial demand for the sheepmeat and wool industries. Annabelle enjoys horse riding and climbing mountains, and is a lazy supporter of the Geelong Football Club.

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