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Recent Rains Bring Smiles to Area Grain Producers


July 15, 2020

Timely rainfall across the Hi-line in the first four weeks of summer has put a huge smile on area grain producers faces. Picture above is Jon Harmon's spring wheat on the Big Flat. Jon said, "This is incredible, simply amazing! The timing of the rain, the amount has been perfect. I have never seen our crops look this good before." Producers are encouraged by their current situation and with a good second half to the season this could be a very good year.

Area grain producers are all smiles after a number of recent rains have dropped an unusual amount of moisture on their crops to start July. For many producers this year's crop looks fantastic and hopefully the second half of the season is as good as the first. The area has had more rain at times through the years, but the timing of this year's rain seems to be on point and separates this summer from the rest.

More often than not when the calendar notes the start of summer (June 20) the amount of rainfall the Hi-line receives tends to be negligible at best. This year in the four weeks since...

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