Coldest since 1895 – Planting on hold – Video

Farmers are suffering as the cold, wet spring has put a stunning halt to agriculture. Ice Age Farmer Report – 19 Apr 2018

“Temperatures going down, greenhouses going up. Crop losses continue globally, and we must all be preparing for the times ahead.”

Ice Age Farmer highly recommends putting in your own greenhouse.


“According to Mike Tannura of T-Storm Weather, there’s a strong correlation between historically cold April months and below trend yields. On Monday, Tannura told AgriTalk After The Bell host Chip Flory that April 2018 will go down as one of the three coldest Aprils since 1895.

“Based on the data we’re looking at today, there’s a chance it could be the coldest of the entire period going back to 1895,” he said.

Here are some of the Ice Age Farmer’s warnings:

Folks in Ohio not able to start planting.
Folks in Nebraska not able to start planting.
Folks in Illinois not able to start planting.
Folks in North Dakota not able to start planting.
Folks in South Dakota not able to start planting.
None of Iowa isready for planting

Thanks to Craig Adkins and Ron R for this video

6 thoughts on “Coldest since 1895 – Planting on hold – Video”

  1. This winter has been very cold in Norway, and snowy, Where I live, at Ringerike, one hour by car west of Oslo, the persistent cold weather during February and Mars, a local farmer told us to our local journal that he had to go back to 1966 to find a simular situation. The planting of lettuce was delayed to be about three weeks. And a link to this article, the pollen season has been delayed about one month. Normally it will start about 7th of Mars, now it will start about 9th of April.

    So, the situation what you are experincing at the Plains in the North of US and in Canada is also happening here. What we are experiencing here in Norway, the siuation is the same in Sweden and else in Northern Europe.

    My project, short travelled food have been a challenging task some years due to shorter growing season, chilly June, rainy August and September. But, I started last year to put an electric heather into my greenhouse in May to avoid the frosty nights and get the the benefit of the sun during springtime. This year I bought bubble plastic sheets, made a tent inside the greenhouse, covered my tomato plants during the frosty nights now in April, and they still enjoy the sunlight at daytime. Minus 3 C outside, it became pluss 9 C under the tent in my greenhouse. They survive and thrive, 35 cm high. I would guess this “invention” will give me ripe tomatoes much earlier in August.

    Dag Tessem

  2. Illinois is at a stand still planting. Major progress will begin in the next few days, but wet conditions are expected to begin by Tuesday night and Wednesday. Tip of the day: Corn futures are going up!

  3. utube made his vids age restricted?
    ooooh der them
    their bias and idiocy of those reporting to utube really is classic
    guess they dont want the 20+yrs of brainwahsed kiddies seeing something that might “upset them” or make them question anything
    not all the snowflakes are in the paddocks obviously;-)

  4. @Ron R.:

    Good point about soil temps. Seeds don’t sprout until warm enough. Above freezing even for cold tolerant crops. Nearer 50 F for most warm season crops.

    It isn’t enough just for the snow to melt…


    Interesting idea. Make a blog dedicated to identifying the age restricted, de-monetized, or otherwise obstructed videos; then list / promote them based on the forbidden fruit syndrom 😉

  5. Indiana farmers were out in force this weekend. They are way late and the ground is still fairly cold. The cold nights are hurting.

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