Local corn crops fail in spite of forecasts

Hot, dry summer takes extreme toll in farm fields, leading to crop failures and huge losses

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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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.

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.


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