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story.lead_photo.caption Although development of kernels on this ear of corn shows the extreme effects of drought and heat, it is typical of a majority of the ears. - Photo by Dodie Evans

WESTSIDE — Even though the National Agricultural Statistics Service is forecasting the Arkansas corn crop to be the second largest on record, corn in the extreme north and western part of the state has not fared as well.

Photo by Dodie Evans
Brad Amos, who was harvesting a field of immature corn for ensilage near Gravette, stands in the midst of corn stalks. The corn did not produce a usable crop of ears as the accompanying photo shows how drought and heat affected development of the kernels. Many crops in the area produced reduced yields, or little at all.

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News, Pages 8 on 09/28/2011

Print Headline: Local corn crops fail in spite of forecasts

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