Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Cool, Moist Weather Delays Crops For County Growers


July 4, 2019

Daria Anderson-Faden/The Observer

Moisture has been in abundance on farmland across Kimball County this year.

As spring turns to summer, area farmers are working from early morning to sundown in the fields. They are rushing around trying to get as much done as possible and hoping to minimize breakdowns.

Wheat, millet, corn, sorghum, beans, suar beets and alfalfa are the major corps for the panhandle. Swathing, baling, spraying corn, planting millet or sorghum, and summer fallow are the focus now.

Each area of Kimball County has its unique characteristics, but it appears this year all areas of the county have had an abundance of moisture.

Individual farmers have provided their view on what is go...

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