The storm that hit the region early Tuesday morning hammered some farms and while others were less affected, all of the farmers were concerned. 

Curtis Sims of Emeline Farms Limited at MacGregor shares his experience and explains the setbacks and implications.

"We got about an inch and a half of rain," says Sims. "So basically, there's some water puddles formed, but wherever they form, it's already drowned out once. You can't drown the crop out twice. It didn't do any additional damage that way. As far as spraying goes, we're kind of caught up. If we had to do some spraying to spray, it would be wet for a few days. There are a few bits of ruts."

Sims explains they weren't affected so badly as other farmers in other areas who had four inches of rainfall. He says anyone trying to hay at that point would find it incredibly difficult. 

"If you're in four inches of water, you can't hay in that," continues Sims. "So, we weren't hit too bad compared to some areas. So, some areas got hit hard, but personally here it wasn't bad. I guess it freshens the crop up with a little fresh water, and that probably isn't a bad thing for what's still there."

He explains the start of the spring, acres of his land weren't seeded, and the massive rains hit around the second week of June. Sims notes those two days of rain and washouts, along with MacGregor's state of emergency that impacted fields around that region, caused crops to drown out. 

"Lots of people got basements flooded and the railway tracks went out," notes Sims. "It was an absolute mess and we'll be patching away at that all fall, eventually, off and on. After that, we got all the ground seeded other than the low spots -- round circles, I call them. Then the crop insurance wrote off some of our crops, especially the wheat afterwards. It was so under water and so wet that it never came up."

Sims adds he runs a grain farm and refers to it as a split personality.

"We farm canola and wheat like a western farm, and soybeans and corn like you're in Iowa, also," continues Sims. "We're going to be counting on a late fall. Some crops are really seeded late after crop insurance deadlines, just to try and get something going. We're really going to need a really good late fall or it's going to be a real struggle. An early snowstorm, like three and four years ago, would really be a problem."