With rain coming in five-to-seven inches at a time, Mother Nature is taking a toll on Minnesota farmers and ranchers. With the excess water, Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association Executive Director Ashley Kohls says there have been challenges associated with feeding cattle. “Whether it be with rising water in pastures or damage to crops, there are concerns for next year about the feed they’ll have to put up this fall. While it’s not ideal, you hate to get the wish away the rain.” Specifically, producers in the southwest corner are dealing with flooding. Kohls adds there have also been delays in the haying process. With the amount of rain received, there will be some hay quality issues.