Rain, Rain, go away! That was the cry of many farmers last week. Last week in Renville County, the rain gauge measured one to two inches. Southern Kandiyohi County, along with central and eastern McLeod County, the gauges were measuring seven to 10 inches. Any low spots in the fields have been turned into lakes. This is a good year to see the advantages of good drainage, especially pattern tiling. As much rain as we have got in the past two weeks, many of my customers are skeptical that when July and August comes, the sky will dry up. Only time will tell. I can’t recall the crops looking as good as they do now. Knee high corn by the 4th! Of June that is, and there could be fields all tassled out by the 4th of July! Also, I can’t recall the sugar beets looking as good as they do now for this time of the year. All we have to do now is to keep the bad storms and hail away.
Gary P Hotovec
Hotovec Auction Center, Inc.