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POSTED: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 6:34pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 6:53pm

We’ve had a lot of rain lately, 2 to 4 inches over the long weekend. But is that enough to help farmers and ranchers in the area?

Rainwise, 2011 is off to a good start, according to the experts. But when you’re in the agriculture business, is it ever good enough?

Meteorologist Katie Green of the KETK weather department says, we’re doing well so far this year.

So, to those of us who aren’t farmers or ranchers, it sounds like it will be a pretty good year. But those who are, know how far we were behind the eight ball when the year began.

And though you will find rain water puddled up in some places, those who make a living off the land know it isn’t enough.

It has been enough to eliminate the burn bans in our area, but folks in agriculture need more, or we will all pay a price in the grocery store.

So, this past weekend, the weather outside was frightful, but for ranchers to find it delightful, we just need a lot more of it.

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