How much is rain worth to a farmer or rancher?

July 20, 2013 Bob No comments exist

In the last 24 hours we have had .57 inches of rain spread out over several small rainstorms. How much is that worth? One inch of rain produces 27,154 gallons of water per acre. We have had 15,477 gallons of rain per acre in the last 24 hours, for a total of 928,667 gallons over our 60 acres. At a rural water rate of $5 per thousand gallons, that equates to $4,643 in cost should we have needed to buy that water.

To put it simply… rain is liquid gold to a farmer or rancher. Let it rain!

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