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6 Broadcaster Press October 3, 2017 www.broadcasteronline.com Fall Climate Outlook 2017 Laura Edwards iGrow Fall harvest season is upon us, although the corn and soybean crops are slow to mature and dry down this year. Corn in the East Central Region has been slow to progress this year, as it has been behind average on accumulating growing degree days throughout the late summer. Planting dates were spread out over a long period of time in the Southeast due to excess moisture this spring, and thus there is a lot of variation across the Region. Crop Progress & Condition As of September 25, 2017, 32 percent of corn was mature, compared to the 5-year average of 57 percent. About four percent of soybeans were harvested, compared to the 5-year average of 17 percent (Source: USDA NASS). Recent rains in the last week, with more than four inches in areas from Gregory County Northeast towards Codington County, have further slowed down fall harvest as the grain in the field and soils are both now too wet for harvest activities. There were many locations that reported 1.50 to 3 inches of rain around this very wet area that swept through the state as well. Despite the slowdown in corn and soybean harvest, this is welcome rain for the winter wheat growers who had half of their acres planted as of Monday of this week. Climate Outlook Temperatures Fortunately, the climate outlook for the remainder of the fall season may allow us some time to be patient and allow for crops and soils to dry out. After this week, temperatures are going to rebound towards warmer than average across the Region. NOAA’s 5 Myths About Aging Leacey E. Brown – iGrow Growing older is one of the few universal experiences. If we’re lucky, we will all experience what it is like to earn a couple wrinkles on our faces or watch gray hairs pop up on our head (or in some cases watch it fall out). Despite the fact that we are all growing older, there is a lot of inaccurate information about Climate Prediction Center outlook for October aging. The prevalence of inaccurate information has significant impact on our health and shows that temperatures are more likely to be warmer than average for the month ahead. well-being as we age. Thus, here are 5 myths about aging and what actual statistics say. Computer models have been indicating that Myth #1: Aging adults are an economic pattern change to occur starting next week. burden. Precipitation There is often this perception that older Along with the warmer temperatures, adults don’t work and drag down the econOctober is also more likely to be drier than omy. In truth, participation in labor in men average in the East and Central Regions of over 60 is at 35%, which is an increase from South Dakota. This does not mean that the 26% in 1996. Women are working later in life area will not receive any rain, but rather that as well, with participation in the labor force it is more likely to be less than average for rising from 15% to 25%. Many retired adults this time of year. still contribute to the economy. Currently, Frost Dates adults over the age of 50 generate a minimum If the Climate Prediction Center outlooks of $7.1 trillion each year to the economy, this hold true, this would be good news for our is projected to grow to $13.5 trillion by 2032. Eastern farmers who need a little more time to complete fall activities. There has not been Furthermore, the Corporation for National a widespread hard frost yet this season. This and Community Service estimates that volunteers age 55+ contribute about 3.3 billion week is about the average first frost date for the Central, South and Eastern Regions. It ap- hours of service to their community each pears that farmers can look towards a longer year, with a price tag of $75 billion. Individuals over the age of 50 also donate about $100 growing season again this year. It is unclear yet if we will have as late of a frost as last year, million dollars each year to charity, a number which composed about 70% of annual charitawhere some Southern areas did not measure ble donations. subfreezing temperatures until November. Myth #2: Most aging adults have dementia. Drought Conditions While the percentage of individuals who Unfortunately, most of the recent rain has not fallen on the most severe drought areas in have Alzheimer’s increases with age, demenWestern South Dakota, and this Region needs tia is not a guaranteed effect of aging. Only 3% of people between the ages of 65 and 74 have some fall moisture for winter wheat, forages, dementia, even after the age of 85 only 32% and pastures and rangeland to store for use have Alzheimer’s. Furthermore, it is important early next spring. This area will be closely to note that memory loss isn’t necessarily watched, as they are closing out an extreme drought year and moisture will be critical for a sign of old age or dementia. Memory loss can be tied to medicines that are being taken, recovery in the 2018 season. depression, stress, or other medical condi- tions. It’s important to remember too, that sometimes, we just forget things. Myth #3: Good aging is all about what’s in your genes. The World Health Organization estimates that genetics only explains about 25% of the differences in life longevity. This means that the other 75% of our longevity is dependent on external and environmental factors like smoking, exercise, financial resources, stress, sleep, among many others. This accumulation of life experiences and circumstances is one of the main reasons why there is more variety in terms of change and development among older people than youth. Myth #4: It’s lonely growing old. In actuality, its people who are middle aged who are more likely to report feeling lonely as opposed to older adults. One survey found that 43% of adults aged 45-49 reported feeling lonely, while only 25% of individuals over the age of 70 reported feeling so. Additionally, while society tends to desexualize older individuals, many enjoy a robust and healthy sex life. Myth #5: Aging is miserable. Many people assume that older people are less happy. Traditionally, researchers have found that individuals are happiest toward the beginning and end of their life. Researchers have consistently found that older individuals are happier than people who are middle aged, but there’s also some evidence that today’s older individuals may also be happier than those who are in their twenties. Chances are, we are all familiar with these myths about aging or may have thought they were factual before we read this article. The next article in this series will discuss the prevailing force behind these myths and the articles afterwards will discuss steps we can take to age with dignity. It is critical that we address the sources of these myths to create a better world for not only those who are older but for ourselves to grow old in. Home of Great Results since 1934 201 W Cherry St. • Vermillion, SD • Phone: 624-4429 Fax: 624-2696 • BroadcasterOnline.com Take the ?rst step toward a new career. 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