It’s been a difficult season for the farmers. At first, their hopes were high with good winter rains bringing estimates of a bumper harvest. Then, as the grain was ripening, a threat of plague locusts loomed. But most damaging of all, were the unseasonable summer rains and storms which flattened many crops, and/or downgraded it from prime to stockfeed, resulting in a considerable financial drop. Finally however, many are able to reap the grain, and I’m sure with each truckload sent off to the silo, they breathe a little easier.