GRIFFITHVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- They dealt with drought conditions for much of the year but with Isaac dumping so much rainfall across the state, Arkansas farmers finally get the relief they needed.
But did it come too late?
"Well it was good for the beans but it's been bad for the rice," says White County farmer Keith Watkins.
He's been looking for a good steady rainfall all summer long but the remnants of Isaac brought more bad than good.
"There will be some loss. I'm concerned about quality loss as well after this rain as well as field yields," says Watkins.
After three long days of harvest, Watkins managed to get about half of his rice in before Isaac arrived.
"It wasn't hardly as bad as what we thought it might be but we did have some damage, some rice go down and it's going to slow harvest down," says Watkins.
While his rice took a beating, Watkins says his soybeans needed a good drink of water.
"We haven't had any significant rain all year and we've been in a drought. We've been irrigating pretty well on a weekly schedule and it will ease up some of the stress on the equipment as far as irrigation for the beans," says Watkins.
The U of A Cooperative Extension Service say Lincoln, Chicot, Lonoke and Monroe counties are all reporting flooding and rice down in those areas. But up in Russellville, those cattlemen say they didn't see enough rain to fill up their ponds.
See how Isaac impacted where they live by checking out the Farming Impact of Isaac story.