Will week’s rain be enough to give area farming a jolt?
As of Wednesday afternoon, the Clinton Regional Airport was reporting 0.10 of an inch of rain.
Farmers were hoping for at least a half inch of moisture to give Custer County agricultural operations a jolt after a tough, mostly dry winter.
County Extension Director Ron Wright said early Wednesday as farmers were keeping a hopeful eye on computer weather radar, any kind of rain, especially if it was a half inch or more, would be more than helpful.
While some wheat out in the western areas of the county may not have any live tissue left after the extended winter dry period, and wheat in the eastern half is not much better, Wright said a good rain would help boost the slim wheat prospects for some producers, at least short-term.