STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT My Christmas wish
My Christmas wish a year ago was the end of drought across the Upper Midwest.
By and large, that wish was granted. Moisture conditions were far from perfect in 2013, but regionwide drought wasn't a p... Posted on 12/24/13 at 10:39 AM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER August 2013
The first half of August ranked as the 9th coldest such period on record. Then an abrupt pattern change occurred bringing much warmer air into the area. So much so, that the second half of the month... Posted on 9/4/13 at 11:17 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Farm Update
I like to give readers a little slice of the farm on occasion. Some people farmed much of their lives and then retired while others grew up on the farm so both groups have memories that occupy... Posted on 9/1/12 at 7:20 AM
The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain over the weekend, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Monday.
Spring’s arrival means the crop planting season is not far away, and although farmers are worried that the two-year drought will continue, they’ve seen recent signs of hope. Precipitation has increased, boosting farmers’ outlook for this year’s crop.
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