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Here's a sampling of what some folks are saying:
-- Boscobel, Wis.
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-- Sac County, Iowa
-- North central Iowa
I hate to beat a dead horse, but folks in my area feel extremely lucky yet. I know that doesn't help the rest of you who are having major trouble, but we do want to let you know that we hope for the best for all you realizing that we could be in the same boat.
And thanks for the kind words from Freeborn County. As you could probably tell, I get bored easily. I like to do it because I have a poor memory and like to hear how people outside of our area are doing to get the real picture of crop conditions (not so much this year). Like one of you stated earlier, "farmers want to plant". Like a lot of you are saying, where is the USDA coming up with these numbers and crop conditions? There are 2 websites that I look at every day: "agweb: crop comments" and "news from the coffee shop" to keep up on the happenings on the farm.
Corn planted 5-17
Corn planted 5-21. Population: 86,000. I left a little check strip to see what my screw up would look like throughout the year.
Re-planted 5-31. Population: 40,000. 15" rows.
Beans planted 6-2
Sorghum/sudan planted 6-12. Hope to stretch corn silage supply.
-- East central Iowa
-- Wallace County, Kan.
-- Nobles County, Minn.
-- Caldwell County, Mo.
-- Stevens County, Minn.
-- Northeast Sauk County Wisconsin
-- East Central Iowa
-- Somerset County, Pa.
-- Catawba, N.C.
-- Gratiot County, Mich.
-- Williamson County, Texas
-- Palo Alto County, Iowa
-- Yakima, Wash.
-- Jackson County, Wis.
-- Saginaw County, Mich.
-- East central Iowa
Despite drought, freeze and hailstorms, some areas still managed to harvest wheat for grain. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Blair Fannin)
-- West central Minnesota
-- Washington County, Minn.
-- Central Missouri
-- Central Texas