August is corn growing time in 42N country. Above normal rains throughout the western cornbelt region have caused washout in some fields but has generally produced outstanding stands. Any trip along Midwest 42 north latitude will yield views of seemingly endless seas of cornfields.
Stands of corn, near Urbana, Iowa on Monday afternoon are dark green and nearly eight feet high. Land owner, Joel Schmitz said this is the best crop of corn that he has ever seen. Schmitz rents the fields around his farmhouse and operates a full service auction center from one of the buildings on the property.
Agriculturally, Iowa is known for producing corn, soybeans, hogs and cattle. This year its hard to argue any differently. Know that.