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Top 10 Spring Planting Comments

June 6, 2011
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor

The 2011 planting season has been one for the history books. Extreme levels of water in some areas and heat in others have made planting a challenge.

According to the latest AgWeb poll, around 45% of respondents are finished with planting, while another 28% will be finished in one to five days. With planting season almost in the history books, we take a look back at some of the most interesting and entertaining AgWeb Crop Comments from the past few months.
 
 

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Henry, Ill.: Had a crop off to the best start in 35 years of farming, it looked to hit a home run. But it all changed in matter of hours with 8 to 10 inches of rain.

Dallam County, Texas: It has been an extremely dry winter no moisture since mid September.
 
Minot, N.D.: Before this last rain, if you thought you could seed a field, it was virtually impossible to get to them, because of the roads either washed out or too.
 
Latah County, Idaho: You know it is wet when you find a seagull wading through the water in your draw and your field is located 400 miles from the coast.
 
Ohio: So much water in Ohio, we are starting to raise FISH in our lake.
5 31 11 Ohio
 
Ward County, N.D.: Mother Nature you have won, we surrender. The fat lady has sung. This is game over for most producers around here.
 
Island County, Wash.: Our biggest issue has been our lack of degree days. Yes our precipitation is 50% above normal but without heat we are a month behind.

Livingston/LaSalle counties, Illinois: Wish there was a way to improve this distribution system, because we sure would share some of this moisture with those who have missed it! Be Safe!!!
 
Smith County, north central, Kansas: We live in an area that receives 22" of rainfall annually, we have gotten from 9.5"-18" in the past 9 days on our farms. Never in 52 years have I seen erosion like this year.
 
Johnson County, Mo.: We are forgetting what a normal spring is. We are just glad the Good Lord is in charge of the weather because we would mess it up!
 
 
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