06-13-2012 03:07 PM
06-13-2012 03:08 PM
The Bible says "He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous" (Matthew Chapter 6). So this is a form of "common grace" as it's known. He also promises to hear the prayers of his children for this and many other specific matters (Matthew Chapter 7), but you are correct in that he reserves the right to answer yes or no. Unfortunately not everyone is a child of God and granted the ear of the Father. Though the privilege is offered to all, many(most) refuse. (Matthew 7 again) The real question for all of us isn't whether or not we're praying for rain, but are we true children of the Father through the Son Jesus Christ so that we even have the privilege of being heard.
06-13-2012 03:23 PM
06-13-2012 10:05 PM
Hobbyfarmer there are fields around here that are starting to look like that. Your picture would be the worst I have seen this year. Here in the Eastern cornbelt we got way to much rain early last year followed by drought, and this year we are starting with drought.... Hopefully things reverse and turn wet. After this weekends 90 degree heat Im afraid we will have many fields that look this bad.
06-13-2012 10:22 PM
I "lifted' that picture from another web site. Several posters from there claimed to have as bad or worse than that, but NO pictures.
I'm in the lap land between SW and SC Iowa and have small crops but still a few damp spots this evening left from 3 days ago rain.
06-13-2012 11:00 PM
The pic you posted, would be about equal to the worst corn I have seen here, except here, it isn't that far along.
Mostly, it is curling on the thin soils, or high spots.
The stuff under the pivots, looks real good, but people are burning about $12-$15 in fuel per acre per inch to water it.
Furrow irrigated corn, still too small to ridge, except for a field here and there.
There is a chance for rain tonight, tomorrow, and tomorrow night. If we don't get it, it isn't supposed to rain for 5 days, which will cut dryland yields significantly.