Over 4 inches of rain reported in northwest Missouri

A northwest Missouri farmer says his crops have finally received the moisture they’ve needed.

Nodaway County farmer Garrett Wood tells Brownfield, “They got a pretty good boost last night of a 4.5-inch rain across everything,” he said. “Prior to that, we had only had a rain on July 4th, and then we had one-tenth about 37 days ago.”

He says the four-and-a-half-inch rain event will help finish off this year’s crop. “Had we not gotten another rain, we were probably looking at beans in the upper 20s and 30s,” Wood said. “This could potentially get us up into the 50s again. It’s going to start our grass production again as the grass had gone dormant. The good corn spots where they are going to be able to finish, I think that (rain) could put us back up into those upper 100 levels –  180s and up.”

Wood says crop stress has been variable, depending on soil type.

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