This is the end

There’s a song, a fairly famous one, called “This Is The End” by Jim Morrison and The Doors. I’m not a fan or rock music, but the song keeps playing in my head today.

Heavy rains across parts of the Upper Midwest in the past few days have ended many farmers’ efforts to plant the last of their 2014 crops. Spring came late this year, and the frequent rains that followed further slowed and delayed planting. The recent heavy rains were the knockout blow.

Yeah, this is the end — but only of planting. Most of the crop is in the ground and looking pretty good. If the weather cooperates through harvest, this can end up becoming a year that area farmers remember fondly.

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