Thursday, July 23, 2009
Million Dollar Rain
That is what we received yesterday, the million dollar rain. That is an old saying that farmers used to explain drought busting rain.
Only a 18 day drought so it could have been much longer. 30 days are hard on crops, 60 is usually a disaster.
I got wet all day. I just enjoyed the rain. Usually I like to stay dry but yesterday felt good. Steady rain all day, gutters almost full.
One farmer called it a Billion Dollar Rain and he could be right. 10 bushels more corn wouldn't have to have many acres in the midwest to make a billion dollars.
Farming is big business. Dollars add up fast. It takes less time to take them away.
The market was down again yesterday but the bushels are up.
That is a good thing to me.