Rain has offered hope to farmers in NSW's parched Liverpool Plains region but it's nowhere near enough to break the prolonged drought.
James Pursehouse, whose family has a farm south of Breeza, welcomed about 20 millimetres on Thursday and had their fingers crossed for more over the weekend.
He told AAP there was "definitely a bit of optimism in the community" and the rain had "sparked everyone up" but it wasn't enough to make a significant difference.
"It's relief, and it looks green from the side of the road, but we are a long, long way from the drought breaking that's for sure," he said on Friday.
"If we can get 100mm that's great, but we need hundreds and hundreds more after that."
Mr Pursehouse, who has cattle and grows a variety of grains and cotton, said the rain they had received would nonetheless "freshen up" their cotton and sorghum crops and help carry them through to harvest.
"The sorghum we planted, we planted it very late just based off the forecast from a few weeks ago so we just took a bit of a gamble I guess," he said.
"Luckily we've had the rain because it's paid off so far but we'll definitely need a lot more rain in the next couple of months to make a crop out of that."
Jock Tudgey, who farms nearby, said the rain had been "relieving" and gave hope but more was needed.
"It's greened everything up, but yeah, obviously more's gonna get us out of trouble, probably get a crop in, hopefully," he told AAP.
Australian Associated Press