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Records are made to be broken, and 2012 is a good year to prove that statement. As temperatures have climbed steadily throughout the summer, so have the number of temperature-related records. In fact, my most recent Google search brought me to the Climate Corporation’s website this morning. That group is now reporting that a total of 3,369 record daily highs have been broken or tied this year.
AgWeb continues to provide comprehensive coverage of the 2012 drought, and there’s not a lot of good news to share. But as we have also reported this week, farmer optimism has remained strong in the face of this hard, hot summer. In celebration of that attitude, here are seven quirky farm records, courtesy of Guinness World Records, to help lighten the mood: