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    Drought Impact

    How has this year's drought impacted you?

    I got first crop and no second crop. Pretty much stopped raining in June and I haven't mowed in three weeks, dry and crunchy. Trees are turning due to lack of water. Most chores will wait for cooler, wetter weather.

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    Late June & July was dry. Been getting a lot of rain the last few weeks, have to mow the lawn every 6-7 days. I only mowed once in July. The lake is a bit low. Other than that the drought hasnt impacted me.
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    I've only had to mow the weeds once this year so far.
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    Our wheat was shorter than normal, but had good yield. 96-99 bushels to the acre. Its been hot and we were able to get the wheat out July 1 so some of the fields we have tried to double crop with Soy Beans. Around August 1 we had 10" of rain fall in 36 hours and that was a mess, but pretty much the only real rain we have had since.

    Our corn looks good in our heavy ground, but the sandy ground, not so much. Should be interesting when we harvest the soys.



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    Things here are much better this year than last year. Got two cuttings of hay and looks like will get a third. Last year only was able to get one cutting and it wasn't good quality.

    Wheat was pretty decent. Usually harvest late May and sometimes the first part of June. Corn was average at best.

    Didn't try to grow any vegetables this year after what happened last year.

    Cotton crops don't look great, but can't complain when you see how farmers in West Texas may have nothing to harvest.

    The Spring had rainfall totals that were somewhat normal, but June and July were painfully dry.
    August has not been normal at all and we've actually had several decent rains. Has been very nice to get a break from the 100+ degree temps. I've actually had to mow the grass and it's actually green for a change.




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    I'm not in the farming game..........

    .......but my Son is a Cattle Rancher. I'm still am trying to comprehend how our Government mandates burning Corn based ethanol in vehicles, that drove the Corn (feed) prices from $3.and change to almost $8.00 a bushel! Throw in a 'bad growing year and well........ Don't want to go political but... Well, suffice to say, I don't understand the logic....... God Bless you Farmers out there. We literally couldn't live without you! ~Scotty

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    Scotty:

    I agree with you about our farmers - God bless them.

    "Government logic" is a contradictory term.

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    If we don't start getting some rain I worry about soil moisture next spring. The heavy soil here is showing better beans and corn but I haven't pulled and ears or pods to see what they bare. Good to hear some of you with wheat have done ok.

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