The Monday-Tuesday rainfall in Arkansas may provide some short-term relief for farmers suffering from that nagging pain at the pump – the irrigation pump that is.

staff chair for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said his county received 1-3 inches of rain. The state has been so dry many growers had to turn on the well pumps early just to plant spring crops. In many cases they had to keep pumping to ensure the young crops’ survival.

It doesn’t take much to understand why farmers call a significant rain event a million-dollar or multi-million-dollar rain.