Tobacco farmers are wishing today's rain never came.
Recent storms have kept them from planting on time, now they're using all farm hands before it's too late.
Ray Emerson and his crew were out early this morning planting rows of tobacco at his Pittsylvania County farm.
The job is supposed to be finished by now, but rain and cold weather delayed planting by three weeks.
"You like a soft, mellow soil, but this year with all the rainy weather clots and knots and it's just not conducive to good planting," Emerson said.
Most tobacco farmers are required to have the crop planted by June 10th to qualify for crop insurance.