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Niwot farmer works to salvage flattened sorghum


September 23, 2020

Patricia Logan

The surprise snowstorm flattened sorghum crops around Boulder County including this one at the Diagonal and Niwot Road.

The sorghum crop at the Diagonal and Niwot Road looks like someone having a bad hair day. Some of it is standing up, some sticks out sideways and the rest is flattened. Heavy wet snow combined with wind drove the stalks to the ground during the storm on September 9. As days passed, some of the grain has sprung back to life in varying degrees.

The crop is causing farmer John Schlagel fits as he...

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