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Friday, August 17, 2012
Nebraska Draught...Worst Ever
This is part of a Nebraska cornfield. It has looked like this for a month now. Everywhere you go, you see field after field of burned out crops. Our weeks of 100F+ temperatures and no rain have literally burned what might have been a bumper crop. We are now getting a small amount of rain. But as you can see; it is too late for this corn and other fields that look the same. Ponds and rivers are drying up and forcing ranchers to sell their cattle early. The ground is literally cracking in many places. This is the worst draught ever in the USA. Corn Trivia:
• The average
ear of corn has 800 kernels, arranged in 16 rows. • There is one
piece of silk for each kernel. • A bushel of corn contains about
27,000 kernels. • Each tassel on a corn plant releases as many as 5
million grains of pollen.