Corn Crop Issues

FREEBORN COUNTY, MN – This spring’s strange weather continues to cause headaches for area farmers.

The corn crop is still taking a big hit. While some area fields are still flooded out, others are in better condition.

Local agriculture experts tell us the corn is not exactly where it should be

“You can see today’s July 2nd and it is above my knees. Last year at this time it was a fantastic growing season, it was over my head,” said Lee Crawford with the Freeborn County Farm Service Agency.

Officials estimate that about 40 percent of the corn crop in Freeborn County either never got planted because of flooding or was planted, but was eventually drowned out.

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