A closeup of this ear of corn shows that the top several rows did not pollinate due to lack of moisture. This field likely would make about 40 bushels per acre, a local ag official said. The average in Mercer County is about 150 bushels per acre.
The worst crops in the nation are located in a small area that includes Mercer and Auglaize counties, even though record crops are being predicted nationwide this year, an area ag official said on Thursday. [More