Down On The Farm
I received word from "Tall" Todd, one of the custom cutters guys who comes to Montana every harvest season, that he has been in contract with producers in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, & Colorado. Todd reports that Ken Adderholt had an inch of rain about 10 days ago, followed by 90 degree heat. The rain perked up their winter wheat until the heat hit & then the crops ran out of gas. They also rely on runoff for their livestock & that is very critical, as their "dugouts" have very little water left in them & the chances for any runoff look bleak. Ken says they have no sub-moisture whatsoever & will have to rely on daily moisture to finish the drops. In Oklahoma (Oh What A Beautiful Morning!), producer Lonesome Larry Goyer says that the crops don't look too bad, but they are going to need moisture. Up in Kansas (down to us), after the recent snow storm, Goodland had quite a little snow on the ground & some good drifts, while to the south at Leoti, they had only about an inch of snow. The Linenbergs, over in the Denver (again, DOWN to us), say that the moisture there is spotty, but the crops are still dormant. I'll do my level best to keep you updated & informed as we prepare for another harvest season out here in the Big Sky.