Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Latest USDA Crop Report

Thought I'd post another one of our beautiful flower pictures. They are continuing to survive even though we've had some incredibly weird April weather. Last Sunday, it snowed. This Sunday, it was 80 degrees! Let's just say that I liked the warm weather much, much better.

Read over the latest crop report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Tennessee has suffered some major damage from the last round of record-breaking cold weather. Some farmers lost their entire crop and have had to re-plant, while others just lost only a portion of their fields. Corn seems to be one crop that has needed the re-planting.

Interesting enough, we are still on pace with normal progress for this time of year, despite the record-breaking cold during the Easter weekend.

Here in Cookeville for the week of:

Monday, April 16, 2007 to Sunday, April 22, 2007

High Temperature was 78...Low 31....Average 51....8 degrees below normal......

Current rainfall since January 1....12.72 inches (5.7 inches below normal)....since April 1st.....2.82"...we're about 1/2 inch behind for the month.

I've measured 2.59" for April....since January 1, I've measured 10.85"......amazing how it varies from place to place.

Have a beautiful rest of the week...I'll be snapping more pictures and will have them posted here....Stay Tuned!

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