Field Notes reports on corn field conditions across the US

In Southern Illinois, grower Jim Raben has dealt with heavy rains on his farm during planting and the early stages of growing season. | File photo

The Field Notes series by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) recently spoke with farmers from Illinois, Iowa and Maryland on the topic of corn field conditions. 

This growing season has been difficult in all three states because of unexpected weather conditions.

In Southern Illinois, grower Jim Raben has dealt with heavy rains on his farm during planting and the early stages of growing season. In North Central Iowa, April Hemmes has been impacted by unseasonably cold weather, but anticipates a healthy crop yield. Finally, blogger and farmer Jennie Schmidt from Maryland reported to Field Notes that she had extremely wet weather at the beginning of growing season, but it has dissipated and she expects a healthy crop yield.

Full interviews with all three farmers can be found at NCGA’s website.

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