East Tennessee has gone from extreme heat to downpours in one week's time. As a result, farmers who were hoping for any sort of relief from this dry spell got what they asked for.
"If it turns hot and dry, you can spray gold dust on (crops), it's not going to do anything," said farmer Don Bailey.
However it may be too late for some of their most profitable crops. In this case, his corn crops.
"Early corn, it's too early too late on it. It can hardly standup starts falling over," UT Extension agent John Goddard said.
Normally this plots of land would net hundreds to thousands of dollars in profits. However -- with the meager amount of crops available, some farmers be lucky to break even this year.
"That's where we need the water, is those gentle rains... moisture to put back in the soil," Goddard added.
While other crops, like some soy bean plants and hay are beginning to slowly thrive again, all Bailey can do is hope for a better 2013.
"It's going to hurt everyone..." she said.