“You know that nice corn smell when you put fresh corn in the pot to boil? That’s what my corn field by the house smelled like yesterday evening while I was mowing what’s left of the grass next to the cornfield,” comments one farmer on agriculture.com’s Marketing Board.
It’s always exciting to boil up the season’s first batch of fresh sweet corn, but that’s a smell that should be reserved for the kitchen and not for field corn. Declining crop conditions across the Corn Belt are wreaking havoc with the markets. As the drought worsens, commodity prices soar. U.S. corn futures surged to a 9 ½-month peak, according to Monday report by Reuters. Soybeans climbed to their highest point in nearly four years.
Despite an overall lack of moisture, many crops across Latham Country are faring well. For all the local crop conditions across Latham Country, click on the drop-down menu below to select your territory.
Each week, our Regional Sales Managers provide crop reports from their territory, sharing crop progress, diseases or pests to watch for and corresponding management tips, and practices that will help you maximize yield potential in your particular growing conditions.