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.
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.