Spreading the Risk

Below you see some dry land (i.e., not irrigated). They call it dry land even if it’s flooded.

Because you never know when it’s going to rain or hail or when the price of corn is going to plummet or skyrocket, farmers spread the risk by having their eggs in a variety of baskets. By not planting it all the same, they hope  some crop hits the good years and some crop avoids the bad.
If this is old news to you, sorry. I knew nothing about it until I married a farmer.  I’m still in Farming 101.


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