There's been alot said about the corn in the Mid West. So we stopped by one field we saw near Atalissa, Iowa which is South of I-80 between Davenport and Iowa City.
Now not all of the fields look this bad, some look from the outside down right OK, but this is about as bad as we saw, but not the worst we saw. There were some fields that had NO green on them at all!!
I can't see where any amount of rain at this point is going to do any good. This is what the cobs looked like. There was one that was all dessicated, but thought that was probably a cob that someone had already pulled all the covering and silk off of and left to dry in the open air. Not really fair to use that one as an example, altho it did not have much of a cob to it and was pretty skinny. The soil is all dried & dusty, no moisture in it. Rivers we passed, the Cedar River and Iowa River were shadows of their former selves, with lots of sandbars and pools, not alot of freely flowing water.
More of a close-up
More of the stalks and soil underneath. Some fields had already been cut half way down. It all looked pretty pathetic to me. Can't imagine being a farmer and going out every morning to see the same, slowing dying sight every day. What must they feel?
What are we going to feel in the long ranging monetary affect on many goods & products we use that are corn based???
Take Care ALL..say a small prayer for the farmers and their families...
(When i first got here the soybean fields looked pretty good, but some of them are starting to turn crispy and dried out here and there)