2019: A Year To Forget Or One To Learn From?

Statewide Iowa — (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network) — The 2019 calendar year has been one for the record books. Wet, cold, late, hot, wet again.

The year was so far from normal that it may be of little interest to try to breed crops to deal with this type of extreme. One farmer said he needs to plant corn that knows how to swim.

From a serious perspective, what can we take from years that are far outside the normal rainfall we have come to expect?

Ken Root of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network spoke with Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition, at the recent National Farm Broadcasters Convention. He says we should redefine 100 year floods since they seem to come every two years.  Also, to prepare for extremes rather than just react to them.
You can hear that interview by CLICKING HERE.
Story and photo courtesy of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network


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