Scrambling for eternal optimism as the drought continues in the southern prairies

(Kara Oosterhuis/RealAgriculture)

As I sit in my home office and listen to my house get sandblasted, while patio furniture flys around the yard, and watching topsoil swirl left and right, I can’t help but think — is this what The Dust Bowl looked like? Despite many areas of Canada experiencing too much moisture and cool temperatures — which poses it’s own set of problems — many farmers are experiencing stomach turning fear as the spring heats up, the wind howls, and you guessed it, the rain fails to fall. The friendly small-town post office conversations that usually start with a ‘how are…

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