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Crops affected, producer feeding hay to cattle in Knox County, Nebraska
8/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

Knox County, NE

Start Date: 5/1/2017 - End Date: 8/11/2017
As of August 8, 2017, I only got 2 cuttings of alfalfa, I'm pulling cows off grass and feeding hay in July, and the majority of all the hay grasses along with corn and beans planted this spring never even got the chance to sprout or if they did, they never will make a crop to even cut as silage or hay. Up until last week we hadn't had any rain since May 17; although the rain we just received is very welcome, all pasture is dormant and it's too late for the crops. From Knox County, Nebraska, on August 7, 2017