The drought last summer will reduce corn and soybean harvests in Kentucky, but not to the degree once feared. That’s the assessment of state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer.
“Yields are a little better than what we thought they were going to be, which says a lot about technology about the corn seed, because there are a lot of those counties, in Fulton County and Calloway County, that didn’t’ get any rain in May, June or July but they still yieled something. So, that was encouraging,” Comer said during a visit to Frenchburg this week.
Comer says some western Kentucky counties were expecting to lose about 75 percent of their corn crop. He believes that number will be closer to 50 percent.