ZEELAND, Mich. (WZZM) - The rain this week has many local farmers hopeful that the growing season might improve. However, experts say the rain showers were not enough to reverse weeks of dry weather.
Three days ago, Cindy Visser looked at her potato field that was completely dead and she had all but given up.
"As of Tuesday, we just weren't going to plant anymore," says Visser, a local farmer with Visser Farms.
However, an inch or less of rain changed her entire summer.
"I had been at the market on Wednesday when it rained, and all of the customers were like 'Thank you, Jesus it rained'," says Visser.
Visser immediately planted several new crops, including a sweet potato field.
"Its damp a little ways down, which is a good thing" says Visser.
However, Visser says for many corn farmers the damage has already been done.
"It's pretty late in the season, but any rain at all is helpful," says Visser.