hows your local soybean harvest doing : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

our area is shot....absolutely; totally shot. Corns not doing much better. I wonder what sort of repercussions this shall have on the local economy. Milo is doing good; but milo is pretty rugged anyway.

-- Beth Weber (, August 30, 2000


Eastern KS : our corn is being harvested as we "speak",harvest is fairly good (worse the farther north you go); milo is doing well and will be harvested next. It is so hot and dry that the milo stalks have become brittle so they will be OK as long as we don't get any strong straight winds. The early soybeans are hangin' in there but we need rain soon. The post-wheat beans are goners. Some of the farmers are baling their beans and cuttin' their losses.

-- Vaughn (, August 30, 2000.

Forgot local economy repercussions. If the farmers don't have money then they don't have money to spend. The lady that cuts our hair said she won't be able to raise her prices this year because the farmers won't have the money. The farmers in our church are our best tithers so when they have a bad year the offerings are down which limits what the church can do financially. Most farmers around here have crop insurance if not, they go to the bank. No matter what they are tightening their belts.

-- Vaughn (, August 30, 2000.

We're from Indiana, and the reports are that the crops are heading for a good harvest; beans are still thick and green, and the corn as pretty as I have ever seen it. The local dairy farmers has been cutting silage for his critters, and it looks good. But we have had a very good year for crops and gardens, after they predicted a dry summer for us. Thank God; we have had drought years, and they are awful. We're praying for you folks!

-- Leann Banta (, August 31, 2000.

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