Many people are on the current political and media bandwagon of "drought-proofing" Australia.
But among the postulating and chest beating, solutions are light on. Unless science can make it rain, naturally occurring seasonal events will career on.
In the past, the pillars of handling extreme dry seasons have been destocking, ample water reserves, fodder on hand and access to working capital from investments.
In fact, right now we should be preparing for the inevitable floods that are sure to come. Then, as the water recedes, drought strategies should be front of mind.
All this does not mean we should not be compassionate to those suffering, where even the best planning fails.
Though it's painful to see breeding stock sold, sometimes the bullet must be bitten.
The major problem has always been that farmers hold onto stock even though in many cases saleyards prices are buoyant, they loose condition on supplementary feeding to a stage where they cannot be transported.
Dairy farming is a completely different issue, as is horticulture production systems are difficult to switch off in drought.
What we do not need is outside commentators weighing in with uniformed comments.
All and sundry are blamed, which does nothing to help those under the pump.
Take, for instance, crossbench politicians who have the advantage of never having to run a government.
Pauline Hanson has said the dairy industry needs regulation to provide increased incomes. How, Pauline?
Indi MP Helen Haines has called for assistance to farmers to help them cope with climate change. What exactly, Helen?
All this drama is being played out where some areas of Australia are having buoyant seasons - as has always been the case