From KRDO.com (Josh Poland): “Area farmers say the lack of moisture creates many problems. The wind blows away nutrient-rich topsoil. Worms and micro-organisms head deeper into the soil in search for moisture. Farmers themselves have a harder time getting seeds into the ground.
“‘If you’re plowing, for example, you want to get a certain depth in the ground,’ says Patrick Hamilton, a farmer at Venetucci Farm. ‘When it’s so dry, the ground gets so hard and just sets up and you can’t get your implements in the ground.'”