Rain is pouring onto the southeast in substantial amounts after it began on Saturday and looks to keep going until Friday.

The moisture started with a large storm on the weekend, which also brought hail into some areas, and now more rain is on the way.

There's a lot to work with for farmers who previously had to deal with the drought last year, though the added moisture may end up slowing down operations.

As more rain falls fields become wetter and the ground becomes less conducive to moving heavy machinery.

Farmer Mark Neuman, who works in the area east of Estevan and north of Frobisher, says that they still have a bit to go before there's too much water.

"The soil profile is not oversaturated here yet. so the ground once all the frost comes out it's going to absorb all of the moisture that we had this spring, and then I imagine our deep soil profile has a moisture deficit. It's just a matter of having all of that moisture from the top go down a little farther."

Getting just an extra bit of moisture is definitely a good problem for farmers, as they'll be looking to top off moisture reserves that were burned through during the 2021 drought.

It's especially good here in the southeast compared to how some other farms are faring in our neighboring provinces.

"I know further west it sounds like a lot of producers are still very dry in Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan, but producers in Manitoba, they haven't turned a wheel yet. It is extremely wet to the east of us, and we're just kind of in a perfect spot."

Neuman says there's a lot that farmers can look forward to, as markets show this year's crop is likely to sell well.

"I'm usually cautiously optimistic. The markets look favourable right now, for conventional and organic. The main thing is to get a crop in the ground and get one in the bin at harvest time. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, as long as we have average yields, I think the returns are quite favourable for farmers this year."