Croppers pull up on EP while the state waits for a big wet

Katie Jackson
Updated May 24 2024 - 2:27pm, first published May 21 2024 - 6:39am
Darke Peak cropper Hayden Schubert says it's too risky to keep dry seeding and has decided to put his machinery back in the shed until the region receives rain. Picture by Katie Jackson
Darke Peak cropper Hayden Schubert says it's too risky to keep dry seeding and has decided to put his machinery back in the shed until the region receives rain. Picture by Katie Jackson

Some croppers are pulling up stumps, others are working "gentleman's hours" and some haven't even started their seeding programs for 2024, as the state experiences some of its driest months on record.

Katie Jackson

Katie Jackson

Journalist

Journalist at Stock Journal. Born into a journo family in the state's South East, Katie made the move to the big smoke to join the team in early 2022 after seven years spent at various mastheads in the regions.

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