(GARDEN PLAIN, Kan.) — Many farmers are having to sacrifice their corn crop due to the drought and hot weather. Some are selling it off for cattle feed.
"People are willing to buy it because they need the feed and simply because the pastures are drying up," said Mick Rausch, a farmer in Garden Plain. "Everything is just drying up and we're not able to get the crops we'd like to get."
Rausch says he and other farmers were expecting a good crop this summer because the spring had plenty of rain. But instead, his corn is stunted because the rains stopped at a critical time in the corn's growth.
"It's effecting everything. You're looking at higher food costs, gasoline is probably going to trend higher simply because of the ethanol market."