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2018 and first half of 2019 record rainfall . August of 2019 started a dry spell . Even though fall and first half of winter were wet lland dreary ,it seemed to rain all the time . The rain fall numbers are low just 2to 3 " per month …. Here we are very dry although many do not realize it . Rain forecast heavy tonight . Going to do second N pass on some of the cereals today. Are you wet or dry ??
 

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Wet. Our farm is on a Corp of Engineers flood control lake/dam. Last year at this time the lake was higher but not by much. I don't think they ever got it down to winter level at any time. Right now it is 20 feet above summer pool and 44 feet above winter pool with rain forecast every day. Recreational areas have been closed and probably the beach areas will not be open again this year. It is a flood control lake and doing its job. The actual lake level doesn't affect us BUT ground is saturated. A few days without rain and can walk across the yard without water squishing but do not need to be on fields with equipment. We don't have livestock but farmers pastures are a mess and of course around hay feeders worse. Sunshine will be very welcomed.

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Very wet in west central MO. Got little springs bubbling up in random places all over and much of the ground is saturated and squishes with every step. Garbage.
 

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10-11" since January 1st which is 3"+ above average. Supposed to get 1-2" more in next two days. Doesn't seem to take long to dry the surface when we are sunny, windy, and 60°+ but that only happens about 1 day a week.
 

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Here in Texas we can often count on 60+ inches a year of rain. We just got 4.5 inches in the last day or two, probably already coming up on 20 inches total for the year.

I try to be positive but its really difficult. We have monsoon rains all spring and then hardly a drop all summer. My first year here we had didnt get a drop for 3 months, but usually we get like 2" a month in the summer. Its hard because you battle mud and flooding all spring just for everything to dry up and die over the summer.

I have family up north who can get 3-4 cuttings a year, but with the flooding and subsequent drought here we're lucky if we get two in spite of the "better" climate.
 

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On the dry side here, last night's rain went south to the concrete jungle of Detroit. IF I was still tilling the soil I could be doing so. Could have oats planted already even.

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We froze up really wet. Like careful where you drive in the field wet or your gonna be stuck wet. Haven't gotten much snow this winter but seem to be in a changing pattern. Snowed more this last week than most of the winter combined. Long range forecast for our area says cool and wet spring. That'll suck for calving.
 

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Approx 8 inches of rain since last Friday the 13th. This added to the worst mud I've ever seen. Corona virus, lowest cattle prices in three decades. At least fuel prices are lowest we have seen in a long time. Oh well, just another day in the life of a farmer/rancher.

Ps: Does anyone have toilet paper seeds they want to sell?
 
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Like IHCman, we were wet at freeze up. Had 46” of snow so far this season, had just under 1” of rain yesterday. The way the forecast looks though, might be getting some nice oats planting weather in the next week or so.
 

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As I mentioned, could be dry enough here to work ground, drove by a local field yesterday, they were finishing a tiling job that was started last fall. Put in the last few runs, hooking up the lines, today the ground is leveled and they are done/gone.

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Still 3+ foot of snow on the ground with single digit temps currently, right around 200 inches of snowfall this 2019/2020 winter, 7" of that today. Some rains in there too makes for a wet spring I'm sure. Things can change quick but I don't remember anything but a wet muddy spring UP here. I dont believe any of the long term guesses just watch the weather week to week and go from there.
 

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Very wet and cool. We had May weather in March now March weather in April just can’t wait to see what May brings. That 21F two weeks ago sure stunted the Orchard grass but didn’t seem to bother the Timothy.
 
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