Pray for rain
Camas Prairie farmer Tom Mosman runs a large farm outside of Craigmont, he’s spraying canola and says this crop is in trouble, they’ve had very little rain this spring.
"We had some decent, deep moisture, but...I seeded this canola on the 17th of April. We've got less than a quarter of an inch of rain since then," said Mosman.
They average 22 inches of rainfall in the rolling hill country…this year just a fraction of normal, and although the fields look lush, the canola is stunted, dull and not growing.
"Well, the drought is killing us, but these cold nights like the night before last. Everything is slowly coming out of the ground. There's still moisture in the ground for these spring crops but if we don't get rain soon and stop freezing at night, it isn't going to be pretty," added Mosman.