BRYAN, OH (Toledo News Now) - A hot summer with little rain is the recipe for fewer crops for Ohio farmers.
Glen Newcomer is a fifth generation farmer who says he has not seen a drought like this in nearly twenty five years.
Newcomer says temperatures and lack of water caused his field to have damaged crops and little growth. Newcomer expects his corn harvest to be half of its normal size.
"Anything beyond that's going to be a gift, anything less than that's not going to be a surprise," said Newcomer.
Rainy weather could still make a difference for some crops such as soybean but Newcomer says as for corn, the damage is done.
"Rain adds to the bottom line. It takes rain to make grain," said Newcomer.
The drought means changes in the economy. Increased prices of food and energy for everyone will likely occur but the full impact will not be known until fall.
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