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Old 07-18-2012, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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Looking out for my farmer friends, this dry and hot summer is just crushing our agro business in Virginia. I visited Lexington back in March and because of the very dry winter they were having a lot of trouble with grass for cattle, now we are having some serious problems with Wheat, Crop, Soy, and berries.

I think a lot of us in Nova forget how important agriculture still is to our state as it is the number 1 largest economic source for Virginia via tobacco to peanuts. Irrigation helps in some of the regions but southwest and central has been badly damaged this year.

Lets hope we can get a couple days of rain in here with more than just a tease so we all can enjoy some good corn and affordable local bread this year.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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No rain here - Hoping! (I thinking about going out and doing a rain dance and/or carrying something metal to "tempt" the skies . I also feel for the farmers (and our edibles are looking sad....)
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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No rain here either. We could use it, but it is looking a bit brighter than just a while ago. I think it missed us to the north. I DON'T need storms Thursday night.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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What the heck is "hizzuh?" Did you mean "huzzah?" And if so, who are you, Teddy Roosevelt?
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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I've seen it both ways. Also I'd like to point out that Professor Hubert J Farnsworth also says it
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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Ya want rain? According to Weather Underground we're in for a couple inches PER HOUR today Rain Rain Rain ...do your farmer friends have, say, rice paddies? They will tomorrow!
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