There Will Come Fall Rains?

There’s a poem, which a lot of people have read in high school or college, that begins with the line, “There will come soft rains.” (The poem, despite its placid opening line, alludes to the extinction of humanity.)

For some reason, I always think of that line when farmers talk about fall rains. In a year like this, when the Upper Midwest is battling drought, agriculturalists in the region would love fall rains. Farmers and others in ag all say say fall moisture would do wonders in improving the outlook for the 2013 growing season.

There’s still time for fall rains. But they need to come quickly.