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The Management Calendar

Farm Business Management Update, June/July 2003

By Gordon Groover

Well, where's summer? Last year we were heading into a drought and now we're wondering if land will dry enough to get corn planted and make the first cut of hay before the fourth of July. If you are not convinced that last year's drought is gone from the Eastern U.S. take a look at the NOAA Drought Monitor Forecasts web site

Since you cannot change the weather, you can make good use of the downtime from wet fields to the following activities on your management calendar for June-July.

June-July marks the end of spring and the flurry of summer activities; enjoy!

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