We've all wished the rain to go away, but a group in Pittsylvania County says we need lots more.

A lack of rain last summer and a warm winter isn't producing enough water for farms in the region.

Rainfall totals for the beginning of this year fall about five inches below average.

The low amount isn't serious enough to call it a drought but is "abnormally low" according to a national drought monitor.    

Of course farmers aren't planting or harvesting crops now, but agruicultural experts there could be problems down the road.

"Typically this time of year the rainfall and snowfall are used to replenish the surface waters that are used for irrigation, water tables that are also used for subsurface irrigation and things of that nature," said Stephen Barts, an Extension Agent with the Virginia Cooperative Extension in Chatham.

Without the right amount of water, extension agents warn farmers could lose crop production or quality. That means prices of hay and corn could increase slightly.