There are few more disheartening sites than a corn field, once full of promise, now lying flat on the ground. This will not only make harvest more difficult, but also put you at risk of leaving bushels in the field.
This week’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), combined with tariffs to China, caused grain prices to take a nosedive. Some farmers are reaching the end of their rope as frustration turns to anger.
Certain areas of the country might be seeing extra-long silks on corn. This leaves many farmers with questions about what that means and if it will be a net positive or negative on pollination and overall yield.