Early drought exacting a toll on regional corn farmers
Extreme heat and drought are driving down what many farmers expected to be a bumper corn crop.
Back in March and April, warm weather had Midwestern farmers planting corn at a record setting pace.
In Illinois alone, an estimated more than 13 million acres of corn were planted this year.
Now, many growers are in full on damage control as record setting heat continues to drive down expected yields.
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