We’ve been having some chilly weather here in Brooklyn, so I went on-line to check Iowa weather. On 13 WHOTV in Des Moines the current temp was 35. I then noticed an upcoming prediction for the 13th – high 38 and low 23 with rain and snow.
It got me to thinking about how much Iowa corn and soybean farmers have had to deal with this year. 2019 has been one of the worst years for farmers that I can remember – and it doesn’t seem to be giving them any relief.
Putting aside the Trump Tariff/trade war issues, a major problem has been nature itself. Farmers have been affected by bad weather a good deal of the time. Definitely more rain than usual, and of course, the resulting flooding.
The flooding has caused a late planting. In one case, a farmer friend had planted most of his seed for