Harvest in the Wimmera and Mallee is underway.
Beulah farmer Kevin Munro said he started harvest about a week ago and things were progressing well.
"The cereals will probably be close to average. I have finished barley and just have wheat to go," he said.
"Most people have made a decent start. We are hoping that with the slightly lower than average yields and above average prices we might get away with an average year."
Mr Munro said he anticipated he would finish harvest within a few weeks.
Nhill farmer Andrew Colbert said he started his canola harvest on Monday.
"With the growing season rainfall around seven inches the canola is surprisingly good," he said.
"It likes a moist, damp September and we had a dry warm one, so all things considered we've not done too badly.
"I think most canola yields around the area will be about half a tonne to the acre.
"Nobody has harvested wheat that I know of."
Mr Colbert said barley yields were about a tonne to the acre and most was feed grade.
Taylors Lake farmer Ken Croser said the crops were holding up well considering the lack of spring rain.
"They are somewhere around average. We're windrowing canola and it's about the normal time we would do that," he said.
"Wheat is going to suffer more than anything else and I don't know how well the chickpeas will finish filling."
Brimpaen farmer Luke Dunn said his crops had turned quickly.
"I am a bit concerned at how quickly the season shut off, so quality will be uncertain," he said.
"There looks to be a little bit of frost damage in some crops but things are still quite a big unknown for us.
"It will be a few weeks before we start looking at harvest."
Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh said it had been a highly variable season across the state.
"The crops that will be produced are a credit to excellent work by farm managers to make the most of limited moisture through summer weed control, sowing depth and in-crop agronomic management," he said.
"While for a lot of the Mallee there has been limited rainfall, farmers have done an excellent job ensuring paddocks have ground cover, which has prevented dust blowing, and are set to achieve average yields considering the rainfall."
Mr Walsh said yields would be varied through the Wimmera and Mallee, with below-average production expected in the areas between Jeparit and Ouyen.
The Department of Primary Industries predicts the Wimmera's wheat harvest will total 634,307 tonnes this season, while the Mallee is expected to produce about 100,000 tonnes more.
The expected tonnage in these two regions represents about 54 per cent of the state's wheat harvest.
Barley is estimated at 673,583 tonnes in the Wimmera and just over 600,000 tonnes in the Mallee.