Flooded fields worry some farmers in parts of Kansas

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The rain has been relentless for some parts of the state and for some farmers.

“There’s a lot of benefits, but as in today, there’s a lot of downfalls,” Buston farmer Kyle Kaiser said. “As a farmer, you have to deal with mother nature a lot.”

For Kaiser, he said this large amount of rain has been a sticky situation, making him postpone his planting and harvesting.

“We can hardly walk out here, so we’re not going to be able to drive a 50,000 pound combine through the field,” he said.

In his field, he’s gotten more than four inches of rain already and knows more inches are to come.

“The biggest concern with the rain, if it keeps coming, is that it’s going to saturate the crop and drown it out,” he said.

That means having to replant more wheat and looking closely at other crops.

“The soybeans will shatter, and the corn will start to sprout and grow inside the ear,” he added.

However, Kaiser said he’s letting mother nature do her thing until the rain dries up, hopefully within a week.

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