Farmers Still Planning Massive Corn Crop

Farmers across the Midwest are planning to plant one of the largest corn crops in recent history in order to recover from last summer’s devastating drought.
Last summer saw most of the country stuck in the grips of one of the worst droughts in recent history. With temperatures reaching all-time highs and with rainfall at all-time lows, crops across the country withered in the field.
Crop losses were particularly bad in the Midwest, where corn crops were the lowest they’ve been in nearly two decades.
While temperatures across the Midwest have been unusually low, many farmers are hopeful that spring is finally here and that soil temperatures may start to go up. “We’re getting anxious. Things aren’t quite where they need to be soil-temperature-wise, so we are trying to be as patient as we can,” said one Illinois farmer.
Assuming another drought doesn’t strike, Midwestern farmers are hopeful that they can plant and harvest one of the largest corn crops in decades.
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Written by: Justin Ellison / Farm Plus Staff Writer