I was last in
So it was remarkable to see Blair again, this time on the front page of the Washington Post, last month. From the sound of it, the good times are rolling in Blair, as they are in many similar small communities across the
The Post article posted some interesting statistical tidbits: land values in
I reported on this Corn Belt boomtown trend myself back in December, when I last visited
The Post article calculates that high corn prices mean almost a seven-figure increase in gross income for the average-size Nebraska farm…while also noting that high input costs will reduce the net increase significantly. And imagine what those high prices for both feed and fuel will do to the average
The astute mayor of Blair closed the article by noting that the good times never last, because straight line graphs can’t maintain those upwardly-mobile lines forever….and corn stalks can’t grow to the sky forever. But until those stalks stop growing, it’s a nice crop to watch.