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Final Straw For Arkansas Harvest

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#1 Toolpartzman OFFLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 06:00 PM

With Isaac slowly headed North it may spell the end for Ark Harvest-Rice farmers have been cutting 'round the clock for the last 4 days, because anything left in the field under this much coming rain will be lost. Cotton is normally harvested here beginning early Sept. These storms, so widespread and carrying up to a foot of rain , 30 mph winds and growers wont' have much left. Soy beans are ready and may not dry out before rot.

We now are getting border-to-border HARD rain. You can hardly make out which State this is under the Radar image.

Ironic, that after a historic drought, and growers battling to salvage anything they can, now prayers are answered, but at all the wrong time..
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 06:06 PM

I sure hate to hear that. Not being educated on cotton or rice, I hadn't thought how this storm impacted those crops. It has been & continues to be a very tough year in agriculture. So many have given up farming, and more will go out. Just checked national radar, and what Mississippi had last night, now you have it. I feel for the farmers down there, I really do.
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 07:03 PM

Daniel, this storm track has it hooking right down your neck of the woods. The NWS forecast has been right on so far.

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 07:06 PM

Daniel, this storm track has it hooking right down your neck of the woods. The NWS forecast has been right on so far.


Right now my forecast is for up to 3" of rain through Sunday night. I'm ready I guess.
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 07:06 PM

We're expected to get some of this as well. I can sure use it.
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 07:14 PM

We're expected to get some of this as well. I can sure use it.

I've been wondering how your pumpkins are doing Pat or is it too early?

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 07:19 PM

Right now my forecast is for up to 3" of rain through Sunday night. I'm ready I guess.

Everything on the east side of this is getting a bunch more than I am , up to 6-8 inches by Sat noon and Its now 6 hours of "harder-than-windshield- wiper" downpour. The levy Cotton can't stand this and that's big all along the Miss from south to the Mo. bootheel. Even if it dried-i doubt they could get in and get it.

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 07:46 PM

I've been wondering how your pumpkins are doing Pat or is it too early?


Didn't grow one this year, I figured we would have a bad year. I was right.

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 07:46 PM

Sorry to hear that this hit at sch a bad time!! They are saying only the southernmost counties in Iowa will see any rain.
Its so dry up here that farmers are picking their corn this week. Thats about 6-8 weeks early around here.

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 07:59 PM

I saw a huge field of corn being baled through a hay baler today in southwestern Missouri. Bad year for sure!
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 08:00 PM

I've been a few of those around here. The FIL has been feeding hay for some time.
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 10:18 PM

We are getting the Much NEEDED RAIN only a little to MUCH at one time, The river bottom land here that was in corn has been picked and then cut and baled for hay as there is no hay here. But the Good Lord knows best just hope we can STAND it. ( what the rain don't get the high wind will.) Hope I don't run out of shells cause looks like we will live of off Rabbit, Deer and Squirrels this winter.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 01:31 AM

Form the looks of the radar, we may not get any of this! Arkansas sure is getting a bunch.
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Posted August 31, 2012 - 05:18 AM

Form the looks of the radar, we may not get any of this! Arkansas sure is getting a bunch.

Looks like you may be on the edge of this Kenny, until it heads east. It rained steady 11 hours and lightened up about midnight but still raining at 5 AM. No water in the shop YET. But this is getting old fast !!

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 07:22 AM

Cotton, rice, corn, soybeans, beef. It looks like high prices on everything coming.
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