Fun with Corrections: Agriculture Is Hard

wheat.jpgWaxing poetic in a newspaper article can be a dangerous thing -- even for a rising star at the Post like Libby Copeland.

Consider this lyrical squib, from Copeland's recent profile of Senator Sam Brownback:

[A] man who expects a crop must first till the soil. Brownback knows this. He still goes home to his childhood farm for the spring planting and the fall harvest of the wheat.

And from today's corrections:

A June 7 Style story on Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) misstated the planting and harvest seasons for wheat in Kansas. According to the Kansas Department of Agriculture, the predominant wheat crop in the state is generally planted in September and harvested in June.

Oh, that pesky wheat! Why can't it get planted in the spring and harvested in the fall, like any self-respecting crop?

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