Spring rains are a funny thing

Spring rains are a funny thing. Not ha-ha funny; funny as in “They could be either good or bad, it just depends on the timing.”

There have been many dry springs in which area farmers and ranchers desperately and urgently needed rain to replenish soil moisture and allow their fields and pasture to begin growing.

And there have been set springs, such as this one, in which area farmers need rains to stay away so they can plant finish planting their crops.

Much of the Upper Midwest received rain over the extended Memorial Day weekend. Rainfall totals varied greatly, from farmstead to farmstead and even from field to field.

If this had been a dry spring, farmers and ranchers would have wanted to be among the lucky ones who received a lot of rain.

But in a wet spring like this, farmers wanted to be among the lucky ones who received little or no rain.

Like I said, spring rains are a funny thing.

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