Combine in field
Hands holding a mound of soil with a plant sprouting and the words Kiss the Ground over top of the soil
A tractor harvesting silage in a field
A young lady standing next to a corn field, holding a corn leaf and smiling as she poses for a photo
By the end of July 2012 about 86 percent of the primary corn and soybean belt experienced moderate to extreme drought surpassing all previous droughts except those in 1988 and the 1930sThe corn on this Iowa farm was harvested weeks ahead of schedule due to extreme heat The condition of about half of all corn fields in Iowa was listed as poor or very poor according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture
Closeup of barley growing in field