Five or six inches of rain in places more over the last several days have swelled the Neosho River and its tributaries over their banks.
For farmers, even those hardened by years of having to deal with Mother Nature, it was a slap in the face.
Hereabouts the main cash crops are corn and soybeans. While corn for the most part has been harvested, that for the beans is just beginning. And for those in low-lying fields, the prospects are dim.