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!