Gauging Rain: Where farmers are benefiting and where more precipitation is needed

Producers in the Southern Plains are finally receiving some rain, with one farmer in Nebraska reporting two inches in the last 24 hours. However, relief for Missouri agriculture though has come and gone far too soon.

We have some exciting news to share for producers in the Southern Plains: rain is finally here!

Kim out of Harrisburg, Nebraska tweeted out this video from her operation, saying they have received nearly two inches in the gauge in the last 24 hours.

We know producers in that area have been in dire need of some precipitation, especially for the wheat crop, and are glad to see Kim splashing in the puddle on the farm.

But relief for Missouri agriculture has come and gone far too soon.

A producer in the Southeastern portion of the state said his farm received half an inch last week, and it helped the fescue and crops, but much more is needed. He says if significant rain does not come soon, the farm will be in a worse situation than it was last year. He tells Brownfield Ag News he is preparing to buy more hay for livestock if pastures do not improve soon, and selling cattle is not off the table.


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