Being ready for rain

FOR FARMERS in the middle of drought, it can be hard to focus on making sure things are set for when it does finally rain. But making sure you do so can be the difference between coming out of a drought relatively unscathed or not.

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Being prepared for the inevitable end to the drought can improve recovery times.

Droughts do eventually break. How quickly pastures bounce back depends on what happens to them during the drought. It's about livestock management and protecting soils.