Recent moisture helps and frustrates farmers

Ellsworth County I-R

A major topic of discussion at the Oct. 5 Ellsworth County milo tour was the lack of moisture during the summer. Two days later, the area was under a flood watch after as much as 2.85 inches of rain fell the day of the milo tour and Friday.

Clint Laflin of the Midway Extension District of Ellsworth and Russell counties said the rain probably pushed back milo harvest a week. It also interrupted wheat planting.

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