If you’re a fan of major league baseball, as I am, you know there’s something special about the seventh and final game of a World Series. It’s intense, but quietly so, and larger than life. It’s the culmination of long effort. It matters. It will be remembered.
The annual Upper Midwest harvest shares some of those qualities, I think. Harvest is a long, drawn-out process, not a single game, but, like the seventh game, it’s special. It’s the culmination of long effort. It matters. It will be remembered.
The way things are going now, this year’s harvest may end up being remembered mainly for the frequent rain delays. Persistent showers have kept many farmers out of their fields, and concern is growing.
My article on the region’s rain-delayed harvest will be the cover story in the Sept. 22 issue of Agweek.
If you’re a fan of the Minnesota Twins, as I am, you know the Twins won their seventh games in both the 1987 and 1991 World Series. Let’s hope this year’s harvest turns out as well.