April showers are good news for farmers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - We are less than two weeks into the month, but April showers are already bringing much-needed relief from the drought.

Farmers across the Kansas City area tell us they are a couple weeks behind planting corn, but they still have time.

Tom Boehm has farmed all his life. His family owns 2,500 acres in Johnson County, Kan., and their crops include corn, soybeans and wheat.

Boehm said the wheat crop is looking good, thanks to all the moisture so far this year. They are ready to plant corn, but will have to wait until the soil dries out a bit. He's hoping for a couple warm, dry days in the next couple weeks.

They only need about five days to plant the corn. Even though farmers need a few dry days to do so, they still hope the rain doesn't go away anytime soon.

41 Action News Meteorologist Gary Lezak says we were getting about the same amount of rain this time last year, but then it just stopped. Lezak believes this weather pattern should continue for the next few weeks, which would help out this year's crop.

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