Rain a blessing for farmers, and for everyone else



May 16, 2018 - 11:00 PM

“Elixir” is defined as a magical or medicinal potion.

In the hearts and minds of Allen County farmers that’s exactly what this week’s rainfall, ranging to better than 3 inches in some locales, was, a magical potion. The rain came with enough force to restore the levels of many stock water ponds that conspicuously had been dropping, and kick-started corn, most of which had been planted and was up a few inches, and soybeans, just starting to break out.

We’ve several wonderful industries in the county – Gates Corporation, Russell Stover Candies, Monarch Cement and B&W Trailer Hitches quickly come to mind – but it is agriculture, when all involved are taken collectively, that determines just how robust the economy will be in any given year. And, the crops and livestock U.S. farmers raise are beyond important in feeding Americans and many other peoples in the world.

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