The recent rains are welcome sign for area farmers but for some of their crops it may be a bit too late. Price and John Bundy are area farmers. They started planting their two-thousand acre corn crop in mid March. They say all of the corn grown in the area is feed corn, that goes to feed chickens and live stock. They say because they irrigate the recent rains have had little effect on their crops."If anything this might have added a little weight to the corn not so much to your yield," said Price Bundy. Doctor David Hoass, Economics Professor at Centenary College says because the blistering summer weather has damaged fields across the midwest this may be a good year for area farmers."Corn planting in the United States is at an all time high so if you've got crops this year when others don't have crop you are going to do well," said Hoaas. The Bundys hope they don't come up a few ears short when it's time for harvest. "If we can average a hundred and twenty to a hundred and thirty bushels this year, considering how much dry land we've got I consider that a decent year," said Price Bundy.
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