This is what broken dreams look like in Minnesota these days.
It’s from Kathryn Draeger’s excellent blog, “A View From Here: Resettling Big Stone County Minnesota.”
She compares it to June, when she wrote the corn was growing “head spinningly fast.” Now, thanks to the drought, it’s all been cut down.
Whatever yield won’t pay the bills, she said, but the loss will not be enough to trigger crop insurance payments.
Her husband was injured earlier in the year and couldn’t get more planting done, and the neighbors have been dropping off vegetables for canning to carry them through the winter.
Tough business, this farming.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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