For the crop we grew in 2012, we spent $250,000 on fertilizer, give or take a little. We wrote checks for $150,000 for seed. We spent $50,000 to kill weeds and insects.
We watch the crop grow. We pray. We can even buy insurance against weather like hail or yield in general. But in the end, we depend on the weather. And we have a lot of money sitting out in those fields.
As a kid, the world stopped at 10:15 p.m. when the weather came on. Everyone was quiet so Mom and Dad could watch…