GLENVILLE, Minn. (KTTC) -- Decent and measurable rain arrived in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa and farmers are rejoicing. Even considering the storms that came through, will it be enough to keep our farmer's crops from dying?
Area USDA officials are saying that area farmers liked what they got Wednesday but they need more. In fact, they need a lot more.
Near the Glenville area, farmers reported rain amounts around three-tenths of an inch, saying it was OK but they will need more consecutive days of rain to make any big difference.
Farms in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa have been hoping for a good amount of rain to save what crops they can, but at this point they will take what they can get.
"No, we'll need two to three more inches just to get the corn through, to develop good but it definitely helps, I guess," says Aron Attig of Glenville. "Better than nothing."
Even with the amount of rain they got, it brought hope and some happiness to those who desperately needed it.
"The rain that we just had yesterday was such a blessing that I just ran out into it to enjoy it, I hadn't felt rain on me in so long," says Tony Thompson of Glenville. "It was really a wonderful thing."
Some farms in the Midwest are plowing up entire fields, calling it quits for this growing season. Farmers here are not ready to concede yet, but it has been a tough go.
Yields are expected to still be decent even with the drought, but any more rain will certainly be a blessing.
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