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Farm Talk's Top 10

April 22, 2014

The Top 10 signs spring is really here:

Mark Parker — 10. The first of 10,000 potentially yield-crushing diseases shows up in someone’s wheat.

9. You remove your first tick from a darned inconvenient location.

8. You’re in trouble because your wife’s daffodils didn’t like the 2-4,D you sprayed around the lots.

7. The city folks who moved in down the road are complaining about your bull doing what he’s supposed to be doing.

6. The county maintainer has rediscovered your road, dredging up nails just in time for increased equipment traffic.

5. You’re checking your weather app a dozen times a day instead of just four or five.

4. Calves are old enough that you can see that, yeah, the neighbor’s mongrel, former bucket calf, bull spent some time in your pasture.

3. And, of course, only the good calves are scouring.

2. Corn futures hit the roof on news that some Iowa farmer has the flu.

1. Corn futures crash to the cellar on news that he’s going to pull through in time for planting.

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