It’s been nice to return home since the 2014 legislative session concluded late last Friday night.
I’ve had more time to talk with local folks about the issues, get in the field and, of course, spend more time with Faith.
The first major holiday of the summer season is upon us with Memorial Day around the corner. It’s a time when we all should stop to remember the ultimate sacrifice made by those who answered the call to defend our country.
I saw an Internet site which reports there are 21.2 million military veterans in the United States (as of 2012). What those men and women did, what they fought for, was to ensure that the United States of America remains the greatest country in the world.
We owe them a huge debt of gratitude. I encourage you to take a moment this weekend to share their legacy with children. The story of our soldiers deserves to be told so future generations understand what great sacrifices the men and women of our armed forces have made in order to achieve and preserve our freedom.
The weather seems to have finally straightened out. Cold temps throughout springtime have slowed down those crops that have been planted and excess moisture has kept farmers from making much planting progress at all in some areas.
My guess is that corn acres not planted by the end of the month will probably be switched to soybeans. The northern tier of states has the biggest problem with delayed planting while the major corn belt areas have nearly wrapped up.
Be safe this weekend, stay in touch and let’s pray for weather that will help our crops.