This photo was taken by dairy, cash crop, and hog farmer Mark Tibben, of one of his fields of winter wheat. A storm rocked Eastern Ontario overnight Oct. 29 into the morning of Oct. 30, shattering Ottawa’s rainfall record for the year and leaving much of Tibben’s Brinston-area farm, an hour south of Ottawa, under a foot of water.
His farm runs right along a river, which grew swollen and engorged with the four inches of rain that came pounding down on it. Even though his field is tile-drained, the river flooded right over it. Tibben told Farmers Forum that he was grateful to have his soybeans off before 500 acres ended up under a foot of water, but said he was slightly concerned about his winter wheat.