posted on Jul, 19 2011 @ 09:22 AM
I moved to Kansas just in time to watch One of the worst droughts in the state’s history, with nearly 98 percent of the state in one stage of
drought or another.
More than 90 percent of the state was suffering from extreme to exceptional drought, according to the monitor’s most recent report...
In many areas, irrigators were experiencing severe draw-down of aquifers — pumping only air in some cases. Producers in other regions were
abandoning corn in order to have enough water to save cotton or other cash crops. In most parts of the state, dry-land crops have completely
this patch of corn never got higher than four feet tall, before withering to what you see.
Livestock producers were culling herds because of shortages of forage and of hay. Stock-water tanks were getting low. Just last night I saw on TV a
Texas rancher tell how he was selling off 5,000 head of cattle, not for top dollar but anything he could get because they were simply dying in his
fields. he is only one of thousands of other ranchers in the same boat...
Corn growers began harvesting. Most corn was being swathed and put up for silage Very large numbers of grasshoppers were reported. and the black flys
are everywhere feasting on the dead and dying...
even the wildlife is suffering...
this little guy was horribly emaciated and dehydrated when he first showed up at my back door begging not for food but a drink from the dogs water
bowl.. now he's my granddaughters pet but I'm still not letting him in the house...
I'm telling you it is as bad as bad gets and I bet everyone of us will be facing a real crisis due to food shortages and lack of corn to produce
gasoline additives... Folks right now we stand on the edge of an event of historic proportions and frankly I'm more than a little worried
on 19-7-2011 by DaddyBare because: (no reason given)
edit on 19-7-2011 by DaddyBare because: (no reason given)