Weather problems plague crop regions

Weather problems plague crop regions

Rain soaks farmland from North Dakota to Texas and significantly reduces drought areas in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

THE saying is "rain makes grain," but too much rain is not good, as farmers from North Dakota to Texas are finding out.

Sugar beets in North Dakota have to be replanted, and Kansas wheat is developing rust, while cotton in Texas needs drier weather for planting.

Rain, frost and flooding plagued farmers in North Dakota. In addition to replanting sugar beets, frost a few weeks ago hurt some canola and soybeans.

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