By HND Editorial Staff
The vernal equinox may not be the best sign of spring's arrival, but it sure is the official word. Unfortunately, with winter's ending yesterday and spring's new beginning today much of Montana is still facing another costly drought season.
Many Montana agricultural producers have been praying for winter snowfall and spring rains to ease the drought burden. But prayers have gone unanswered for years and producers are turning to the help of rainmakers.
Some areas of the Big Sky Country have been suffering worse drought than others. One hired rainmaker helped ease moisture levels in the Glasgow area last year. One success story has many producers looking into the possibility other rainmakers making an impact on their dusty lands.
Businesses along many main streets across Montana have also been feeling the pain of rainless springs. The state's economy as a whole has suffered because the elements haven't cooperated with the growing season.
Spring is the time of rebirth or a fresh start. Hopefully the cool days of April and May will be dampened by showers to help ease the harsh, heated bite of July and August.
We at The Havre Daily News hate to see our hard-working paper carriers drenched in rain but hope the rain clouds pour many precious drops late at night or early in the morning.