Farmer keeping hopes up for rainy weekend

DEERING, N.D. - With below average rainfall, area farmers say they're ready for some rain.

One local farmer near the town of Deering says they have been short of moisture the last three years, which makes successfully growing soybeans and wheat difficult. He said hopes are up for a rainy weekend.

“We'll take everything we can get. If we could get an inch or two, things would be looking a lot better this year,” said Mackenzie Hansen, farmer.

With 4,500 acres of fields on the Hansen farm, less rain means less crop come harvest time.

"You always feel the pressure, but there is not much we can do about it. You just try to go out and do everything you can and do the best you can and hope for the best,” said Hansen