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To: EBH

“Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan — the corn belt states.”

Are you freakin kidding me? Missing just a few of the big producers like Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota.


12 posted on 03/21/2013 2:59:07 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper

We had the worst drought I’ve seen last year here in southern Michigan but we aren’t exactly turning into a desert.

I just read that we’re about an inch and a half below normal precip for the first 3 months of the year.


16 posted on 03/21/2013 3:02:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SgtHooper

Heh, yeah, that was a howler, wasn’t it. I think the writer was trying to say, of the seven states, these three are part of the corn belt. I expect to see even more corn planted around here this year, because the lower yield means more acreage has to be in cultivation; the corn rotation here (probably elsewhere) is with soybean, usually a year on - year off. It’s unusual to see any other grains because feed cattle mostly ceased to exist here, and dairy cattle is quite a specialty, no small-scale dairy farmers any longer.


46 posted on 03/21/2013 4:50:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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