After a few weeks of cool weather with no rain and now hot weather, corn is not so good anymore. I walked quite a few fields this week, and most all of the corn is tipping back. This means the top part of the corn ear pollinated, but could not get to fill the kernel. We are looking at a 5- to 20-bushel loss now from where we were just a week ago. Corn on the side of hills is done. I don’t think a rain would save it. There will be bushels there, but not many.

Soybeans are still green with lots of pods, but they need rain to continue to fill their pods. In spots, they are so tall they just fall over with the lack of moisture. There is also yellowing on the side of the hills. We are finding white mold in the soybeans.