Corn crop dire, still hope for beans
By Nancy Allen
Almost a third of the nation's corn crop is showing signs of damage due to drought.
Locally, ag officials are predicting yields could be cut by as much as 50 percent. Anita Green, executive director of the Auglaize County Farm Service Agency, called the situation "serious."
This year has the potential to be as bad as the notorious 1988 drought, which resulted in some farmers not being able to harvest any corn at all, she said. [More