- 5/24/13;Reminder that the Forest City CSD will have a one (1) hour early dismissal on Friday, May 24th.:
- 5/25/13, ANNOUNCEMENT; Family Fun ride has been rerouted: from Waldorf College, down J Street to Golf Course Road, to the Golf Course. At the Golf Course, families will enjoy the build-your-own Trail Mix station and compete in put-put golf then return for the pasta feed and games at Waldorf College. :
Drought Prompts Early Harvest
AFTER A WARM SPRING AND A HOT, DRY SUMMER, MANY AREA FARMERS BEGAN HARVESTING THEIR CORN FIELDS EARLY, SOME AS EARLY AS AUGUST. IN FACT, IT’S BEEN ONE OF THE EARLIEST HARVESTS THE AREA HAS SEEN IN YEARS. IN A NORMAL YEAR, THE CORN DOESN’T START COMING OUT UNTIL THE END OF SEPTEMBER OR EARLY OCTOBER. BUT ACCORDING TO KEVIN PROPES OF NORTH CENTRAL COOPERATIVE IN WODEN, MANY CORN FIELDS ARE ALREADY ABOUT FIFTY PERCENT DONE.
THE HIGH HEAT UNITS AND DRY WEATHER PATTERN CAUSED THE CORN TO MATURE FASTER, RESULTING IN THE EARLY HARVEST.
PROPES SAYS THE YIELD NUMBERS THROUGHOUT NORTH IOWA ARE DEPENDENT ON THE SOIL.
IN TERMS OF BEANS, PROPES SAYS, THEY ARE VERY TOUGH.