PROSSER, Wash. – Most of us may be enjoying the fall sunshine, but Northwest wheat farmers are instead wishing for a little rain.
Nicole Berg digs her clean-up-to-now nails into the dry crusty soil on her farm.
About four to five inches down, there still isn’t any hint of past rain.
A few farmers did get some showers. Despite high-tech forecasts, Berg says often knowing when to plant still comes down to a hunch, decades of experience and an old wheat farmer adage.