Author: POL News
|It's been a dry spring for parts of the Elm Creek area, about 60 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg.
Wes McCullough farms 1100 acres of land half way between Elm Creek and Carman.
He says since the beginning of May they have received about 1 inch of rain.
To compare, in June alone Winkler has received 2 inches.
McCullough says it's starting to be a concern. They're planting barley now, but he feels they need an inch of rain to ensure germination.
McCullough rotational grazes and due to the lack of moisture once the cattle have finished the pasture browns off because the plants are under stress.
He adds there is some sub-soil moisture, but things may get critical if there is no rain in the next two weeks.