It's hard to believe that a few months ago farmers were concerned about even being able to produce a crop due to the late start on planting.
Now, the crops are almost caught up and all signs point to a bountiful harvest.
Even with the large amounts of rain lately, local farmers are optimistic about this year's outlook.
Wayne Schoper says, "I say harvest will wrap up by the end of October here, certainly by Halloween in that range and tillage, we've got another week 10 days, or 2 weeks of tillage. If it continues to be wet, that prolongs thing, but we'll get done in good shape this year.
Weather can be a farmers' worst nightmare, but this year, the crops are turning into fields of dreams.
Schoper says, "Morale's generally good. It's always good at harvest time because we're getting paid."
Schoper says that with the rain, about one–third of the corn has already been harvesting, a promising sign after the late start.
And while farmers had to stay out of the fields today because of rain, it won't be long before they'll be rolling again.
Schoper's main concerns stem from not having a farm bill and low crop prices, but, given the challenges of the weather, he, along with many farmers in the area, are counting their blessings, instead of adding up their losses.