After a dry spring, the return of semi-regular rains in June was greatly appreciated by farmer and ranchers in Wakulla County. The situation reversed with Tropical Storm Debbie’s 20 plus inches of rain in late June.
Through July and into August the rains have come just often enough, and with sufficient quantity, to prevent haying. Now Tropical Storm, hopefully not Hurricane, Isaac lurks in the Caribbean with more rain.
Local hay growers and cattlemen are anxious to stock up on forage given the drought in other parts of the country. Forage prices are likely to climb and supplies diminish.