Emma: South Central Kansas Fall Crop Disaster

Wow! Where has the time gone? I can’t believe it’s already almost August. It seems like just yesterday we left Elk City, Okla., ready to hit the road. When August rolls around it means the heat is nearing it’s end and the wheat harvest is wrapping up. There is still so much still to do, and get done, but moving north means the end of the line and summer for us.

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This picture was taken just after we left Elk City. It technically wasn’t 135 degrees outside, but the suburban was sitting in the sun. I can assure you it did get up to 116 degrees that day.

On hot days like that I love to buy myself a pint. It cools you right off.
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The best kind of pint there is.

When picking up our last load to head north we couldn’t help but notice the fall crops in south central Kansas. Temperatures all over the country seem be hitting record highs and you can only imagine what that can do to fall crops like corn, and soybeans.

This photo doesn’t really do it justice, but this is what I’m talking about. The fall crops are really hurting.

The corn is brown, dry, and crunchy to the touch.

Let’s say a little prayer for those farmers. Be safe and God bless.

Emma can be reached at emma@allaboardharvest.com. All Aboard 2011 is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.

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