Rain storms send a blessing to farmers
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 21:19:40 GMT —
severe weather left its mark, but it also left a blessing for Horry County farmer William Johnson.
e got about a half an inch of rain here
," said Johnson. "D
own the road at
Allsbrooks, I think they got closer to an inch."
With thousands of acres filled with tobacco, corn and soybeans, Johnson
was willing to take the bad with the good
I was happy to see the rain yesterday," said Johnson.
his year's crop has gone with the ebbs and flows of the season
, he said.
it's rained too much when storms last
the entire week, and at other times, it hasn't rained at all.
Saturday's rain fell at just the right time.
he later corn has kind of struggled and maybe some of this rain will help it."
ven though the rain hasn't been great on his crop this year, he's not complaining because it's much better than last year.
have never seen a year like last year in my lifetime.
Last year was just really dry and hot."
his time last year, the
Department of Natural Resources listed Horry County as in a severe drought.
Horry County is in an incipient drought, the initial stage of drought status.
But while he's glad to see his crop turning, he's still not satisfied.
e'd like to see it rain a little more.
e keep getting the rain.
I think we'll have a pretty good crop of soybeans."
ambling with every row he plants because, like every farmer, he's forever at the mercy of mother nature.