Widespread rain brought relief to many parched crops in southern Saskatchewan Wednesday.
Rainfall ranges from 10 to 30 millimeters across much of the grainbelt.
Yorkton regional crop specialist Lyndon Hicks describes the moisture as absolutely fantastic for the crops, and will have a huge impact on crop growth.
He says seeding is mostly done and farmers were looking for rain.
“Things were just starting to dry out,” Hicks said. “People were getting desperate for rain. So, it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Hicks says the moisture brings renewed optimism to the rural community.