Corn, Knee High by the 4th of July

The old saying “corn knee high” by the 4th of July has been a moniker of farmers for a long time.  However, if the corn is ONLY knee high by that time the farmers are in trouble and won’t get much of a harvest.

Corn Field in Eastern Nebraska

Corn Field in Eastern Nebraska

This corn field just east of Murdock, Nebraska is about chest high on me, almost five feet tall. Granted it has been a very early season in the Midwest, we are about 3 weeks ahead of schedule.

Western Nebraska is not so lucky. Quite a bit of the state is still in drought conditions and if the crops aren’t under a center pivot it is withering and dying. Some isn’t even a foot tall and the leaves are curling and drying up.

The view of the Farmers Co-op might look familiar as it is the same location as my Skyscrapers post a last year.

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