A slow steady rain is often called a farmers rain or poor man’s fertilizer. This is a good thing for crops. The three plus inches of rain we are getting is not. It is pouring buckets which causes soil erosion, seedling wash outs, fertilizer depletion, minor flooding in low spots and my dog cannot go out! One more farmer’s cliche ” On a dry year you worry to death, on a wet year you starve to death”.