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We barely survived 7 full years of severe drought from 1999-2005- we felt like you do. Come to find out, we were too busy working harder than ever before in our lives, to realize it was only our very small, almost just a 3 county area, that was that bad. Now, we are looking at the best crops ever. Our ancestors moved here in 1886 to farm to get away from hail in your part of the country- only to find out we get even worse hail here! But, somehow, in our little corner, we've even missed that so far. It's seriously wall to wall corn, w/ our dryland looking to yield like our normal irrigated. Double earred, round & fully tipped out. Again, I realize we are a small part of the country, but I think when things look good, we farmers tend to not say anything - because you still never know. My prayers are with you- we completely understand your plight & feelings. I do think very often when out enjoying such beautiful crops, of those that I know are less fortunate somewhere. We also survived such a severe hail storm June 29, 2000. It destroyed a very wide & long swath through several states even. Please know others do care & understand your situation.