Late Summer Rains Help Out Farmers

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PRAIRIE HOME -  Farmers saw their fields a little greener after the weekend rains. 

Robert Alpers owns a farm in Prairie Home and said almost all of his fields received nearly three and a half inches of rain. He said the late rain will help his soybeans and grass to feed his cattle, but it was too late to save the majority of his corn crop.  He says 2/3 to 3/4 of his soybeans will fill out due to the rain. It is too late in the season for new pods to bloom according to Alpers. 

He said the rain will make the biggest impact for his cattle. The grass growing up will allow Alpers to save more of his hay for the winter. 

Alpers said this rain helped, but he will need more rain this season.