Weather is unpredictable.
Rob Wonderlich has come to expect it, but expectations don’t make it easier. It’s the third straight year his operation in Ollie, Iowa, has felt the extreme conditions of nature’s wrath.
He’s refigured the farm’s finances countless times to stick it out, but with his once sharpened pencil now dull, next year is questionable.
It’s a similar situation for Billy Lasater as the summer’s severe drought, which gripped two-thirds of the United States by July, continues to take a toll on the price and availability of feed.