North: Early in the week, the region had spring-like weather, with daytime temperatures in the 70s. A cool front passed through late Feb. 11, bringing as much as 1.5 inches of rain to some counties, while others remained dry. Wheat, oats and winter-annual pastures needed sunshine, dryer weather and more warm weather. Many farmers were able to get into fields to fertilize small grains and pastures. Most wheat was a little behind, but with milder weather and fertilization was expected to catch up. Hay supplies were still good, and ponds were in good shape too. Livestock were in good condition.