Quick quiz:

Which corn is

in worse shape?

The deciding factor would be crop insurance. Neither field is going to produce much this year, but at least the field below got planted. The stubble at right will get a cover crop in at best.

According to reports from USDA, statewide corn is only 44 percent planted and soybeans 14 percent, well below the five-year averages of 80 and 51.

Photos by Susan Odson