A Sure Sign It’s Dry

Wheat harvest is under way in much of the region, and normally farmers would want dry weather so they can get off their wheat in good shape.

This year, however, many wheat farmers want rain, even though it would complicate their wheat harvest and hurt wheat quality.  Their corn and soybeans need moisture badly, and the benefit of rain for row crops would more than offset the loss to wheat.

It’s just one more reminder that there’s seldom ideal weather for farmers who grow both row crops and small grains. Weather that benefits one often hurts the other.