Recent rain has helped farmers plant crops and save money

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Updated: 6/19/2013 10:04 am

For local farmers, the measurable amount of rain last the two weeks have brought the South Plains much joy. Stuart Bozeman, who farms near Idalou, said this rain is not only helping his crop but also saving him money in the long run.

"Well we've been irrigation since April so we will actually get to shut our wells off for three to four weeks, I assume," Bozeman said. "Which will be great because that will save a whole lot of money and some of our cotton we were having trouble getting it up because it was so dry to this point. We were having trouble getting water at the surface, keeping water at the surface to sprout the seed and get the seed growing."

Bozeman said additional rains must fall in July and August to produce a quality cotton crop.

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