Early frost could be total disaster in Farm Belt

Iowa Climate Science Education

“It’s A Disaster Like I’ve Never Seen Before,” reads the headline. “2019 Could Be Worst Year Ever For US Corn Farmers.”

Excerpts from a June 16th article by Michael Snyder:

As I have previously detailed, millions upon millions of acres will go unplanted this year, but that is only part of the story.  Much of the corn that has actually been planted is coming up very slowly due to the exceedingly poor conditions, and corn farmers all over the Midwest are reporting that their plants look absolutely terrible.  If we get picture perfect weather between now and harvest time, this will simply be a terrible year.  But if severe heat and/or an early frost hits the Midwest, this could very easily be the worst year that we have ever seen for corn farmers in the United States.

The other day, Illinois farmer James McCune gathered a large number of…

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