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total devastation

Made a mad dash to nw Kansas and back the last two days.

 

Wow why is no one mentioning much about what happened with that storm of  a week ago?

 

We took two different routes out an back. 

 

The total devastation is more than the damage of the flooding of the Missouri river aides year's ago as far as crop loss goes.

 

Three to twelve miles wide over a hundred miles long of bare ground. We met flatbed trucks with seed totes headed into the area yesterday evening. Saw tillage and planters running where dry enough. Saw tractors and planters from out side the area on the road headed towards the area. Have never seen such a large area just totally gone. Undescribable erosion totals. Could only be added up in acre feet of soil that has changed location. Then there's is the fringe area's next to the wiped off areas that are dinged and it is the middle of June.

 

Saw excellent looking wheat along hwy 36along the north side of Kansas for the first 150 miles from the east going west. The corn and beans couldn't look much better either at this time along that route.

 

Things fall apart in the wheat thing by the time we got to Rooks co Kansas.northwest becomes a footish tall. Started seeing frost damaged fields (white spots and areas) and many dark to black spots (severe drought damage) . The wheat is turning. Normal harvest time is last of June to 4th of July.

 

Came home through central Nebraska, the Platte river is bank full .

The crop looks good but not as excellent as some other years, only saw one circle running. Saw a few on their sides just west of York, ne.(blown over).

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Re: total devastation

i thought you were talking about the marketing section!!!Smiley Happy

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are you talking about wind erosion? And what route did you take going out? But hey you're talking about fringe areas and we all know they don't matter anyway. BTW in my part of Sw ks we witnessed the parting of the rain clouds again. A beautiful lightning display all around bu not a drop of rain. We're about to finish putting another insurance crop in the ground. Milo this time. Unless El Niño makes his appearance in time then we may cut a crop
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Sorry, the devastated area started in NE Nebraska and cut a swath through western Iowa and exited through Missouri. 

 

Not a fringe area.  8 mile wide swath of nothingness from the eastern edge of Council Bluffs east took a break for a few miles and was another several mile streak.  Saw the same thing twenty miles south of there too.exited the st of Iowa around My Ayr, Ia.

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Hail with two to five inches of rain mixed in. Crops just gone.

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75% good to excellent. ......... Nothing to see here. Sell sell sell sell sell sell sell sell sell sell sell!!!!!!
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Re: total devastation

Hobby
Do you still own those beans???
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Re: total devastation

Cat, what beans are you referring to?

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Re: total devastation

Thought you had a couple of bins full awhile back
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Hail last Monday took a path from Grand Island NE for 300 miles northeast with baseball size hail and 70 mph winds...nothing was spared for a crop. The seed companies abandoned everything planted in this path. Talked to a farmer at central city., and he said he was done for the year as replanting is too late...guess the markets think we don't need these acres!
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