Special feature from the
Farm Outlook Fall 2012
Peeking above the trees ...
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[November 03, 2012]
This is the Midwest, the home of the
independent, self-sufficient spirit. And the home of the corn and
On the front cover of the
Farm Outlook Farm 2012 magazine, we featured a picture of the
Atlanta smile-faced water tower, with the caption, "What's he
smiling about?" Sometimes it seems like he ought to be changing his
expression in light of the challenges we face around here.
moved here in the mid-'80s, there have been some really good
production years, and some not-so-good years, like '88, '95, '05 and
Despite the odds, despite falling prices, despite the weather,
despite the pests, despite even the fungus, producers and suppliers
in this area remain a hardy, optimistic lot. While they
manage with a firm foothold in reality, they plan carefully and
operate with a healthy look forward, which hopes on the next crop,
the next season.
We join their optimism and thank the ag producers and suppliers of
Logan County for their labors and their continued devotion.
[By JIM YOUNGQUIST]
Be sure to check out all the articles
Outlook Fall 2012 magazine:
Yields: Complicated by aflatoxin
Hybrids saved us
Insurance claims in drought
Impact of drought on ag loans
Droughts: 1988 vs. 2012
Roundup: A view from all sides
How were the
farmers markets affected?
Introduction: Troy Rawlings