Gramps frequently spoke about the north winds in that part of the valley for decades. The frequent north winds are NOT a new phenonium."Some mallards, somewhere" - great quote.
Not sure about thefarmers North winds comment. Would need to go back and see what weather station historicial data says.
they got taxed to the gills on any of it they didnt invest in new equipment. Now that old equipment sits unable to harvest any acreage and the payments still have to be made. Prop tax also. Some dont have insurance either. Sad for the smaller farmers. The conglomerates/corporate farmers will be fine.Maybe if they saved some of those highest rice profit in the past ??? years money they could have bought some well water? Or wait for a bailout?