It’s been a season of less rain and more heat for Onida, South Dakota farmer Chuck Todd’s crops. The corn needs water. “It seems like it’s stressed more and its thin,” says Todd. “We’ll have knee-high corn by July 4, but of course, we had good growth early due to the heat.” Todd planted the corn before mid-May. “It’s had plenty of time to grow, but it’s the heat. The crop will start to demand water and it’s only going to get hotter in the next week.”
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