Spring weather carries high stakes for farmers

Weather Watching


March 30, 2023

Kansas Farm Bureau

Perhaps the biggest pastime in spring is watching the weather. I could be just searching for a nice Saturday to visit a park or checking to see if I need to carry an umbrella to the office. For farmers and ranchers, however, spring weather is high stakes and full of questions.

Will there be enough rain to awaken the wheat crop and carry it through to maturity? If there is, will it be too much to prevent planting corn and soybeans? Will there be enough moisture to grow enough grass for cattle to graze?

Unfortunately for more than three quarters of Kansas right now, the bigges...

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