Recent rains bring some farmers hope for salvaging crops
Recent rains helped Kansas wheat fields, but one rain isn't going to save this year's wheat crop.
If there was ever an opportunity for Kansas farmers to receive a million-dollar downpour, it happened. Rain, after all, has come scarcely for the past five or six years. Nearly the entire state is suffering from drought. And for many farmers in Kansas, especially in the west, it has meant back-to-back low-yielding or failed crops, along with dry ponds and parched pastures.