The rain seemed to come just in time for most producers in the southeast. However, depending on where you live, it came all at once for some and began to drown the fields. 

In the Carlyle area, Duncan Brown said around 5 inches fell over the past couple weeks, through a variety of different showers and storms.

"I think the overall consensus is that it's a little much. A lot of the local farmers spent a lot of time and effort discing up sloughs that they hadn't farmed in the last few years, got rid of the cat tails and all the grass and everything out there and got them seeded. Everything was good, and now they're all drowned out."

"At the same time, I don't think too many producers are going to say they wished it hadn't rained, because too wet is always better than too dry," he added.

Brown also noted that the majority of the new moisture will be beneficial, and will boost germination in the newly budding crops. However, farmers don't need too much of a good thing.

"I think farmers would like to see the sunshine, and now it's spraying season, so they need to get out there with their sprayers and get it done without putting too many ruts in the field. Without a doubt, they'd like to see about two weeks of sunshine now."


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