Queensland Grain Crop "Best For 50 Years"

Grain growers say recent rain across Southern Queensland will help the winter crop, with some farmers claiming it's the best in half a century.

Farmer Bill Gallagher reported 15 mm in his rain gauge last night, and despite strong winds, his crops have held up well.

He says local growers are waiting nervously as the first barley starts trickling in to depots.

"We've got probably the best crop we've ever had since we started growing wheat back 50 years ago, and in light of the problems that everyone has had over the last few years with prices and droughts through one thing or another, it's looking very good," he says.