The district's grain producers say the sowing season has been "ticking along" as planned despite a relatively dry April.
But what it's really going to boil down to is next week's predicted rain, which would buoy hopes "it's going to keep coming," according to Alma Park's Howie Muller.
"Yes, we'd like the 10mm of rain on Tuesday; in fact 25mm would be perfect," he said.
With most of the canola sowing finished, there's enough sub-soil moisture to stop the region's farmers panicking.
"We're ticking along as planned," said Mr Muller who has finished putting in 800 hectares of canola.
"The stock pasture paddocks are going off quite quickly but there's enough moisture down; we'd just like a freshen up.
"I'm confident 90 per cent of the canola will come up.
"We never want to get too far ahead of ourselves; April's tight and it could do anything."
Mr Muller said while "some blokes are in a mad hurry", it was still early days for long season winter wheat.
With rain next week, he'll start putting in 650 hectares of wheat followed by 460 hectares of barley.
"(But) it's still early, well and truly," he said.
"Experts have been studying the weather for more than 500 years and they still can't predict what it will do ... so we'll just roll with it."
Walla's Jason Schilg, who has also finished sowing 800 hectares of canola and 160 hectares of grazing crops in, agrees rain in the next fortnight would be ideal.
But he said while things have dried off there's still "really good sub-soil moisture".
Mr Schilg began sowing about 1750 hectares of main season wheat and about 200 hectares of barley on Thursday.
"April can be quite dry so I'm not that concerned," he remarked.
"The feed has gone off a bit and we're feeding (270 Angus) cows silage."
Compared to this time last season, Mr Schilg reflected that there was more rain early which provided a "fantastic early break" and blossomed into an outstanding harvest.
At the time he commented, "I can only remember an early break like this once when I was younger".
"They don't come along too often that's for sure."
In the mean-time there are plenty of other on-farm jobs to be done.
Mr Muller more than has his hands full this year after recently purchasing an additional 350 hectares just four kilometres east of their expansive Alma Park property.