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Rain, sweet rain
Eliza Blue's ranch recently got over six inches of rain in just a handful of days, which is almost half the yearly average in her part of South Dakota.
April is like a lion
April usually makes March’s lion look like a house cat on Eliza Blue's ranch, featuring bigger and more brutal storms.
2022 the third-costliest disaster year on record
Last year was the third-costliest year for weather disasters in U.S. history, according to a new analysis by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Didn’t everyone ‘fall’ plow in mild, warm February?
Everyone handled winter differently on the dairy farm of Alan Guebert's youth. He recalls each quirk with reverence in this week's column.
How flood plain management affects you
Anyone who doesn't follow their local flood plain regulations may open themselves and their property to legal action from their neighbors if a flood occurs.
The farmer’s fight
Bryce Angell personifies every farmer's fight with Mother Nature in this clever poem.
Soaking in those summer salad days
Eliza Blue's South Dakota ranch has received more rain in the past week than the entirety of last spring and summer. Her family is enjoying the results.
Ohio, Pennsylvania farmers mostly on track with planting after wet spring
Despite a wet, cold start to the planting season, row crop farmers in Ohio and Pennsylvania are mostly on track with planting for the year, though some are still trying to get into their fields to finish planting, and some are weighing whether to replant soybean acres that have struggled to get established under a lot of rain.
This is a big country and it floats on less...
If today's "Southwestern megadrought" continues much longer, both Lake Powell and Lake Mead will become the empty bathtubs their rings already suggest.
June storm brings lots of work
Following a storm, Judith Sutherland's farm was covered in splintered trees all over the place. Cleaning it up has been a lot of work.