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Christmas Crop Conditions

Received word this morning from "Tall" Todd, the custom harvest guy who comes up here to the Golden Triangle every summer. Todd has been in touch with Terry Lemmon from "The Gin" down in the Harrold/Vernon, Texas area & Terry is saying that if they don't get moisture within the next 2 weeks to forget coming down this next spring

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Dry Crop Field
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December Crop Conditions

Word was received earlier this morning (Monday), from "Tall" Todd, one of the custom cutter guys who comes up here to the Golden Triangle every season. Todd says that he visited with producers in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, & Colorado & that the conditions are DRY! Vaughn Elder, a producer in Leoti, Kansas, said that the driest year on record was 1934 (shades of the infamous Dust Bowl) & to date (last week) they are 3/4 of an inch below the record low for the calendar year, which means they have through THIS month to pick up 3/4 of an inch of precipitation to tie the record! Ken Adderholt said, in Vernon/Harrold Texas, that the winter wheat is up, but there's been no moisture since they planted it & if they turn livestock in the cattle pull the wheat up by the roots, when they graze it. Down in Oklaho

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Mulching
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We’re Doing The Monster Mulch

It seems every year at this time, we hear Bobby "Boris" Pickett belting out "The Monster Mash. I think I speak for many of us when I say that we've all heard that tune one time too many!. This Saturday, down in Conrad, it's not "the mash", it's "the mulch"

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Rain In The South

By the "South", I'm blogging about the Ag producers in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, & Texas. Colorado had 4 inches of rain in the past 10 days. The "Lucky" Linnenbergs will commence seeding in Colorado, as soon as the ground dries out. Ka

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(Flickr User Gerard Stafleu)
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It’s All Over Up North

I received a report this morning (Thursday) from Tall-Todd, the custom cutting fellow. Todd has been cutting up north in Alberta & he says Alberta province has "pretty much been cut out". There IS some winter wheat being seeded, but the drought is ongoing up there also. Th

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(Flickr User Matti Mattila)
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The Autumn Leaves

No doubt about it, fall is definitely in the air & the Dutton St. Williams Catholic Parish is set to put on their fall harvest dinner this weekend. The fixings will be in the oven & the platters on the tables! Sunday is the day & their famous Fall Harvest Dinner will be served from noon until 3 at the Dutton American Legion Hall. This is a

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What Happened To Our Custom Cutters?

I received word this morning (Friday), stating that Travelin' Todd, the custom cutter guy, has moved north of the border to Lethbridge & points west out on what is known as the Blood Indian Reserve. Th

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(Flickr User NatalieMaynor)
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Our Life In The Golden Triangle

It's another fun week here in North Central Montana. The weather is GREAT & tonight (Wednesday) the Summer Market Festival will be happening down in Conrad from 5 until 8 at the Conrad swimming pool. Ha

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What Does The Gabby Cabby Know About Farmers Markets

In a word, NOTHING! Regardless, Peter Franklin-The Gabby Cabby will be joining me long distance LIVE from New York City this afternoon (Thursday) around 4:30 on the Puffman Show. If I didn't have to be here to keep Pete straight, I'd probably be downtown at our Shelby Farmers Market

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(Flickr User mr.bologna)
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Puff’s Ag Rag

Tall Todd and the custom cutter guys are still down in the Conrad area. The boys are finishing up some winter wheat north of Conrad and waiting on the green spring grains. Some barley and spring wheat HAVE been harvested but high grain moisture is halting their big machines from wrapping things up here in the Golden Triangle

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Flip Flops on the Sand
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Global Warming?

I'm not sure. According to NOAA, July marked the hottest month on record here in the United States. Drought expanded to cover nearly 63% of the Lower 2 million acres. According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature during July was 77

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Way To Go Fay

Fay Martin of Shelby was the "$10 in product" winner at yesterday's (Thursday) Farmer Market here in Shelby. There's still plenty of summer left and more Farmers Markets are on the way. Our weather continues to be GREAT! They're held every Thursday afternoon from 4 until 6:30 at Shelby City Park

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