Heat Affecting Michigan's Corn Growers
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The state's corn growers aren't necessarily ecstatic about the weather. They were hoping to have their crops standing 'knee high' by the fourth, but about a third of the crops at several mid-Michigan farms haven't reached that height because of the heat.
One farmer in Elsie tells us even though most of his crops are growing tall, he'll still have to wait and see if they produce any usable corn.
"This corn was planted toward the end of April, so this corn is doing quite well," said David Williams, farmer. "I don't think the drought has hurt this as much as the corn that was planted later. We were able to get some of our corn planted and then we had quite a bit of rain at the beginning of May that prevented us from planting."
It will be a few months before Williams and other farmers will know for sure just how much of their crops are lost.