O Wise One was curious on the ride home from the post office today. He wanted to know what the corn looked like in the large commercial farmer's fields along the roads. As most of you know we live in Northern Missouri. The land of farms, windmills, white clapboard farmhouses, gravel roads and corn, wheat and soy beans and did I mention CORN. He stopped and picked an ear to see what it looked like. Most of the stalks had no ears at all. He did find the one pictured above. Notice how few kernels are on the ear.
This is what field corn ears are supposed to look like properly filled out.
Hundreds of thousands of acres of corn
Same with soybeans
Now intermixed with all this grain you will find a few small family farms sprinkled here and there. And a few pastures with small herds of cattle. And occasionally a hog farm.
But initially the area is pretty well dominated by corn, soybeans and wheat.
Makes you wonder what will happen in the future doesn't it!
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