STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER What is a "Weather Event" Anyway?
There is a wonderful essay in the online Chronical of Higher Education from February 3 written by William Germano on the topic of the terms, rain event and snow event. I laughed aloud as I read the ar... Posted on 2/11/15 at 12:49 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, The Al Gustafson memorial rain garden... Posted on 1/30/15 at 9:36 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Mother Nature is still in charge
A veteran farmer once told me this of his profession: "We're not in charge. Mother Nature is."
I think of that line often, and I thought of it again this past weekend when much of the region received... Posted on 8/26/14 at 8:51 AM
FARM BLEAT Dream on!
Sixteen years ago next week, my folks and I loaded up the car and headed west, destination Seattle.
At the time, I was working in Redwood Falls and in dire need of getting away from it all. Seattle so... Posted on 4/29/14 at 5:18 PM
Two months after the first rains fell in Zunzanyika village last autumn, tensions were high. The rains — which mark the start of the planting season — had disappeared as quickly as they had come, and crops planted in October failed to germinate.
What a difference a week makes. After a fast start to the planting season, we got a short break thanks to some precipitation that was much-needed at the time. Many areas were in dire need of moisture, so it was nice to see much of South Dakota getting rain.
Most of American Crystal Sugar Co.’s receiving stations opened again Sunday to take in sugar beets, which started up the harvest again after a four-day delay because of cold temperatures and rain. About 70 percent or more of the grower-owned cooperative’s 442,000 acres have been dug, based on estimates by company officials Wednesday.
WORTHINGTON — Soybean harvest across southwest Minnesota has been spotty the past two weeks, thanks to a crop that is maturing later than usual and an ongoing stretch of rainy weather that has kept farmers out of fields that are ready.
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