FARM LIFE NEWS
View From the Cab
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:21 AM CDT

LANGDON, Mo. (DTN) -- Doldrums, a colloquial expression used to describe a state of inactivity, stagnation or mild depression, is how sailing ship mariners once described monotonous, calm, sunny weather at the equator where sailing ships could be stranded for days.

Though far from the earth's midsection, View from the Cab farmers Jamie Harris of Madison, Fla., and Karen Johnson of Avoca, Iowa, have found their farms marooned in the doldrums.

Weather wise, it's been an uneventful week on their rolling Iowa farm for Karen and her husband Bill, where a week ago Monday temperatures hit the mid-90s with high ...

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