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Monday, May 23, 2022

Luke Garrabrant has one word for the 2022 planting season so far: hectic.



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..."I really prefer for the season to be a long marathon. The slow, wet start has us doing a lot of sprints without any time to catch our breath this year," said the Johnstown, Ohio, farmer. "We're getting the work done, but a lot of the farming operations we do are compressed, and everything seems to be happening at once. I'm just keeping my head up, nose to the grindstone and trying not to get overwhelmed."

Marc Arnusch has the experiences of 28 cropping seasons to guide decisions. It makes uncertain years go a bit smoother when you've been through previous farming rollercoasters. Still, the Keenesburg, Colorado, farmer has never faced the wild market swings and input uncertainties of the current season.

Add wild weather to the list of challenges. On Thursday, May 19, his farming area went from highs of 90 degrees Fahrenheit to 90% chance of snow in a matter of 24 hours. "We're so dry that we're happy to get snow if it shows up," Arnusch proclaimed. "At least it is wet."...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-23 12:47 PM | Reply

Welcome to Global Warming. Weather is all over the place. Strong Mid-May tornado in NORTHERN MICHIGAN... I mean seriously.

I remember planting season growing up. I don't remember one like this one. 50s one day 80s the next - over and over. Virtually no true spring weather - gradually 50s to 60s to 70s.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-05-24 09:26 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

@#2 ... Welcome to Global Warming. ...

Climate change made India, Pakistan heat wave 30 times more likely

... March was the hottest month in India since records began there 122 years ago, the study notes, and Pakistan set the highest worldwide positive temperature anomaly during for the month. The heat continued during April and into May. On April 29, the study finds, 70% of India was enveloped by the heat wave.

- - - Temperatures in the hottest locations have routinely reached or exceeded 120F.

The big picture: While extreme heat is common in India and Pakistan prior to the onset of the summer monsoon, the hot weather this year has been unusually pronounced, as well as longer-lasting than usual. It also hit earlier in the year than is typically seen.

- - - The heat has dented wheat crop yields at a time when global supplies are strained due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, prompting India to cut off exports to the global market. ...

[emphasis mine]

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-24 10:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This could have global consequences, which will be amplified by war in Ukraine.

Countries already suffering from inadequate food supply will suffer the most.

#4 | Posted by horstngraben at 2022-05-24 11:50 AM | Reply

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