The rains from last week could be described as saving the crop in many areas, or at a minimum was desperately needed. It came too late for early planted grains, especially Spring Wheat, but areas that planted a bit later the rain was and will be extremely beneficial. Of course, not everyone got a beneficial rain, but most areas at least got enough to move forward. Most of this region averages about 1” per week this time of year but that average drops dramatically as we move into July and especially August. Rainfall average falls nearly 50% in the upcoming weeks. Last year after a very dry May and June the rains came in July, but that was an exception to what occurs most years.