22 Mar 2011

Farmers welcome Bay of Plenty rainfall

1:55 pm on 22 March 2011

Bay of Plenty farmers are feeling more optimistic about the year ahead following another good fall of rain.

On Monday night, the region received a further 50 mm of rain, the fourth significant fall this year.

This time last year the region was heading into a drought that was regarded as a one in 30-year event.

Federated Farmers' Bay of Plenty president, John Scrimgeour, says regular rainfall this year has meant things are looking so much better.