Bucyrus, Kan. - The heavy downpour over the past 24 hours was a dream come true for many local farmers who've been waiting months for rain.
Ted Guetterman is a 4th generation farmer in Bucyrus, Kan. For more than three months he's been hoping for a good rain to help his corn, soybean and what crops. In the past 24 hours he got what he needed; more than six inches of rain fell on his farm.
"It's a start. Maybe kind of get a break in this drought, and its going to help our soybeans a little," said Guetterman.
Guetterman says the rainfall Issac left behind will help fill out his soybean crop before its time to harvest in the coming weeks. And the rain will moisturize the soil so they can begin planting wheat.
"Before this rain there wasn't any moisture in the ground so really we couldn't have planted any wheat. The ground was so hard and dry it would have been almost impossible to plant wheat, but this now gives us some hope and gets that soil moisture back up," said Guertterman.
Some area farmers were left out of the down pour. Farmers to the north of the Kansas City metro report only getting an inch of rain. They are still waiting and hoping for at least 3 more inches to get their wheat off to a good start.
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