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Thu Jun 20, 2019, 05:03 AM

Ohio's farmland is underwater and unrecognizable. The impact will last even longer than the rain

GREENVILLE, Ohio Scott Labig spotted Larry Campbell's tractor from the seat of his John Deere, just on the other side of their shared fence.

These neighbors and friends have been planting side-by-side for 40 years in Darke County, one of Ohio's leading producers of corn and soybeans.

But this recent June day was different than any other day in those past four decades, and Labig had to call his friend about it. He needed reassurance, connection, encouragement. And it couldn't wait to talk until they were both done for the day.

Labig was doing something he had never done in his career. Something his father and his grandfather never did either in their time working this same land for the last century.

Read more: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/06/19/corn-trouble-and-midwest-rain-its-too-wet-and-farmers-behind/1486263001/

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Reply Ohio's farmland is underwater and unrecognizable. The impact will last even longer than the rain (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jun 2019 OP
True Blue American Jun 2019 #1
wasupaloopa Jun 2019 #2
True Blue American Jun 2019 #3
wasupaloopa Jun 2019 #4
FarPoint Jun 2019 #5
True Blue American Jun 2019 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 05:17 AM

1. Greenville is just a few miles

Northwest of me. Annie Oakley home town.

Our local news is warning people to watch even dips in the road. That happened to a friend. He was driving, noticed water, did get slowed down but the water was very deep and dangerous.

I intended to go to a shopping center yesterday but knew the road I always take would be flooded.

And get this, a tornado hit the southeast side of our Cemetery ,knocking over 171 monuments and markers Memorial day. Devastation all over from 15 tornadoes .

I finally got the nerve to check my Family buried there on the other side. The Flowers we put on were still there! Of course we tie them on.

But we have areas demolished all over.. i feel so bad for those people but the Volunteers have been wonderful. This is the America I know. People banding together while Politicians try to divide us.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 07:55 AM

2. One of my dad's step dads (his mother was married 5 times) knew Annie Oakley. My dad said they lived

 

in Belfontaine, OH.

I grew up in Dayton, OH

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 08:05 AM

3. Mother lived at Lakeview

I live in Clayton, formerly Randolph Twp. When we moved here.

Greenville claims her. Here is where she .is buried in Darke Country. Things have changed so much it is hard to keep up. Greenville is on 49, Salem Avenue to you.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Oakley

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 08:25 AM

4. My dad was born in 1911 a little before her death.

 

He grew up in an orphanage and only knew stories about his step dads. I think they were probably partially true and handed down with errors.

I have a picture of his mom my grandmother and she looks haggard and tired out.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:32 AM

5. I live in Clayton too....



We have been inside the vortex of natural disasters over the past 3 weeks!....Still, we have mega hat trumpsters who will not wake up to climate change ....they keep supporting the crooks who seal their demise.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:34 AM

6. Well, Hi Neighbor!



Happy Corners ring a bell?

Yes,it is really bad. The best part is all of the people working together to help. Among all the hurt I love how the Churches, Fire Department, First Responders are working so hard to help.

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