Georgia Weather Extremes Continue As Harvest Progresses




Farmer Reports – From USDA via AgFax

“It has been very dry for the last several weeks.” — Gregory Bowman, Gordon County, District 10

“Freezing overnight temperatures and cool, mostly sunny days characterized the week. High winds on Thursday made field work challenging.” — Heather Kolich, Forsyth County, District 20

“Good soaking rain Sunday night into Monday.” – Paula Burke, Carroll County, District 40

“Another week without moisture.” — Trae Gafney, Jasper County, District 50

“Ideal harvest weather. Winter forages need rain soon. Cold weather next week should finish up cotton.” — Mark von Waldner, Coffee County, District 80

According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s Georgia Field Office, there were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 16, 2014. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 0.9 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 50s to the low 70s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 30s to the high 40s.

 

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