“This corn is having a really hard time right now. If we don’t get a rain before it hits 95 again, it will take its toll.
“I got a half-inch of rain two weeks ago. That is all the measurable rain we’ve gotten in a month and a half in some fields. When you get into a dry period like this, it is hard to get a rain. If we don’t get rain soon, I think we’ll see guys shelling corn around here in the second or third week of August. It is that bad.
“On the gravel ground, the corn is turning a gray color and that is serious. If it starts raining now, there is maybe still potential for 150-bushel corn in some fields, but I have some corn that has already started pollinating. And, the leaves are curling up during the day around that tassel to protect them. So a lot of this corn is actually tasseling but you can’t see it because it’s rolled up. We’re going to have serious pollination problems.