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Published May 01, 2010, 04:30 PM

Rain Comes In Nick Of Time

Farmers say the rain came just at the right time because the fields were drying up and the dirt was blowing away with the strong winds.

Local farmers were having problems with all the dry weather and low humidities, but now with the rain the past couple of days those problems are going away. They say the rain came just at the right time because the fields were drying up and the dirt was blowing away with the strong winds.

Farmer Beau Bateman says the rain can slow the farmers down in the field if they get anymore, but since it's been so dry, it's a blessing, and they can now meet their planting deadlines.

Bateman says that because of the rain they don't have to worry about crops freezing as much either...because it's harder to freeze wet soil than dry soil.

Beau BatemanArea Farmer: "This rain will slow down that procedure out in the field which is generally good for us because now we have some surface moisture to work with we can retain that surface soil structure and it will reduce the chance for wind erosion so it was a very timely rain."

The next planting deadlines that they are facing the 5th and 6th of May that's the earliest date the insurance companies would like you to put in edible beans or dry beans and sunflowers.

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