Drought's effects linger even in winter
(MCT) — As in Decembers past, corn and soybean farmer Joe White is busy hauling grain miles from his Kane County farm to sell at corn intake facilities in Chicago and elsewhere. But this year's load is lighter because his crop suffered in the drought.
"I had a 25 percent reduction of corn this year," White said. "The corn was attempting to pollinate during those 100-degree days in July, and the heat interfered with the process. The size of the ear is reduced too."
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