Thursday, August 8, 2013

Global Cooling Hits North Dakota; At Least One Farmer Cannot Recall It Being This Cold Ever In July In North Dakota

KXNET is reporting:
A cold summer has taken it's toll on some crops in North Dakota. 
The temperature in July averaged only 70 degrees. 
Ag Reporter Sarah Gustin shows you one crop that had a little trouble handling a cold night.  
The night of July 27th the air in the Hazelton area got a chilly. 
Cold enough to challenge this bean crop
(John Schmidt / Farmer) "There's going to be some survivors. And you look up the hill, it's leave burn, down here you might see some dead plants." 
John Schmidt farms near Hazelton.  
Schmidt says the thermometer in the yard read 35 degrees--even colder in low areas. 
Schmidt says in all his years of farming, he can't ever remember the temperature in July getting cold enough to do this damage to his soybeans.

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