Agriculture's Big Picture
AgWeb Editor Greg Vincent takes a big-picture look at agriculture and current events.
Southwest Minnesota Flood Photos
Sep 24, 2010
Like James Taylor, we've seen fire (yesterday's post) and now we've seen rain. Oodles and oodles of it in southwest Minnesota.
Mapleton's Patrick Duncanson, Duncanson Growers, sent this photo yesterday and said: "Lots of water. 8+ " since yesterday afternoon. This is a shot of our driveway. It hasn’t been underwater since being reconstructed i
n the 1960s. We are using a tractor to get through as the water is too deep for pickups. Maple River School classes out early today due to high and rising water. I don’t think crops will be damaged significantly if it stops raining and we can resume harvest in a week. Our early start to harvest is a muddy memory."
This was just Thursday afternoon and he was in the field combining corn at 3:00 p.m. the day before this.
Who ever said farm kids aren't resourceful? Pat sent this photo this morning. School is back on in Mapleton and his sons, Gabe and Sam, had to get there. So they fired up the tractor and headed off to town.