In 30 years of farming, Jamie Ross has seen dry years, but nothing like this. "I've never seen it this dry this early," the Kahoka farmer said. "Even if we get rains this week, we're still just mid-June. We still have July and August."
Ralph Griesbaum, a prominent Marion County farmer, died in a tractor accident Sunday on his farm near Taylor.
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