Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Now You Know

Ever wondered what one bushel per acre corn looks like? Or how the drought, the worst one since 1988, is affecting farmers and their crops?

Well, now you know.

Our crop insurance adjuster gave us his verdict today, and no, that is not a typo. Our corn has actually yielded ONE bushel/acre. To compare, last year our corn yielded 160 bushels/acre. P is mowing down corn as I speak. At least we’ll get a head start on getting an irrigation system in for next year.

So, yeah, the drought’s been pretty bad over here in Delaware. And if we don’t get some rain soon, the soybeans may go the same way.

3 comments:

  1. Oh no Cara :( So sad to see the crops look this way! Sending prayers up for you all and the crops

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  2. Sorry to hear it. There's a field that looks a lot like that at the end of our road, and our well went dry this week. :(

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  3. Sigh. There's a field that looks a lot like that at the end of our road, and our well ran dry this week. :(

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