RURAL REFLECTIONS The Al Gustafson Memorial rain garden
Sometimes paths cross; the point at which they intersect can create
conflict but often the meeting is the start of something great. Paths
crossed when the rain garden was installed at the Ralph... Posted on 1/24/15 at 7:38 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 7:51 AM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Wet Year in Minneapolis
Average precipitation (rain and melted snow) in Minneapolis is 30.61 inches. This is about eight inches more than our average annual precipitation in Fargo Moorhead of 22.58 inches. Following a four i... Posted on 6/19/14 at 9:46 PM
Despite heavy rain across much of Walsh County, crop damage wasn’t as bad as he feared, said Brad Brummond, a Park River, N.D., agriculture extension agent. That’s partly because there wasn’t much for the 3 to 7 inches of rain to hurt; many fields weren’t planted anyway because of spring flooding.
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Widespread rain showers Thursday and Friday will give a welcome boost to slow to develop crops, according to grain elevator managers in the area.
“It is really good around here now,” said Richard Christianson, manager of the Ypsilanti Equity Exchange. “We got an inch Thursday night.”
Rain gauge reports varied but much of Stutsman County reported near an inch from two days of showers with an official tally of .83 inches in Jamestown as of noon Friday.
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