Comments: What about the farmers?

I've been worried about that myself. My family is mostly farmers (past and present) and they were talking about it Sunday. My cousin is a big popcorn farmer and he's worried about losing the farm.

It's very sad. Very very sad.

Posted by Tammi at September 7, 2005 06:20 PM

The corn crops down in the west central and southern parts of Illinois haev fared no better. A few farmers down here cut their crop at the ground last month! Since the price of feul increases this month I have seen not a single piece of equipment in the fields. Coming from an area where, detassling corn, and walking the beans is a staple for teenage income, none of this happened this year. Most of the fields down here are destined to sit all winter long, unless the feul cost come way down or the farmers get so desperate they have to cut it. The beans are not faring much better. They look better than the corn but the articles and interviews I have seen show very few beans per plant.

Posted by chemicalnova at September 7, 2005 06:22 PM

I'm glad I'm not the only one concerned about this, for a couple of weeks now I felt I was the only one that not only noticed, but cared about it. This is going to have a drastic impact on our local economy.

Posted by Contagion at September 7, 2005 06:31 PM

Arkansas is dry as a bone....dry, leaves already brown and falling, there will be no gorgeous fall colors..

Nebraska, also dry, the Platte and the Loop were both dry when I drove over them...I even too a photo, so I could blog about it.....

Posted by ArmyWifeToddlerMom at September 7, 2005 09:52 PM

Can't they just send the cows out into the field to graze?

Posted by Harvey at September 9, 2005 10:44 AM