Good News Please!
I dread it when my husband walks into the room and asks, “Do you want the good news or the bad news first”? Preferably, I’d rather he quickly and quietly reverse back out of the room, and pretend he didn’t just ask me that. But that’s how life truly is after all - you take the good with the bad. Take the drought for instance, very bad news for a large portion of the country. But as one farmer here in the Pacific Northwest recently told me, “that’s how the ag business works, one farmer’s hardship often becomes another’s gain.” Some areas of the Midwest have recently received some much needed rain, that’s good. A lot of farmers and ranchers are asking how long the drought might continue. Many weather experts are saying, as of now, no real end is in sight, which is bad. Meteorologists are also saying that, while it look like things will remain on the drier side over the next several months for those areas that have suffered through the drought, it doesn’t appear to be shaping up to be a multi-year drought, which is good. There are some forecasters who think the El Nino will bring much needed precipitation to the Midwest this fall. So, to answer my hubby, I’ll take the good news, thank you.