07-24-2013 09:46 PM
CRP EMERGENCY HAYING & GRAZING APPROVED FOR GRAHAM COUNTY
The Kansas FSA State Committee used their authority with the D2 Severe drought designation on the U.S. Drought Monitor Map to authorize Graham County for emergency haying and grazing effective July 16, 2013.
07-24-2013 09:50 PM
07-25-2013 04:54 AM
07-25-2013 05:54 AM
Shaggy; Yes you are right. Just posted it so the New Kansas types out east could see what bad weather and bad times were out in the real Kansas.
BTW: radar estimites are impressive for the Graham co area. Will wait for "boots on the ground" conformation though. Too LATE FOR ANYTHING THIS YEAR but maybe a little build up for a try next year?
07-25-2013 06:18 AM
Our local weather says fog and mist - I wonder what the weahter folks are smoking --- we have had @ 3 tenths in the last 2 weeks- pivots run none stop - aquifer ground water dropping with a good probability of flow meters coming on fast ---
07-25-2013 06:27 AM
07-25-2013 06:37 AM
07-25-2013 08:07 AM
In the last month (since 6-25) in this area we have had a total of .19 rain at my homeplace... In the area we are running well behind last year or normal --- last year wasn't great either drought brought us 18 to 65 bu. dryland corn... however now this year the Natural Recourses Districts (NRD's) have imposed a 10.5 inch irrigation cap ( we lose 3 inches for every inch over 10.5 we pump over our 5 year allocation of 9 per year) .. as of last night I have field that have 4.8 and 5.3 inches left to pump... at this rate the irrigation will be shut down after another month... much too soon to raise trend line corn crops... with the dryland in many areas brown and falling down we are in dire straits here in the lower Republican NRD... but i guess that's only my back door/// I think not..