National Weather Service

Harford corn crop delayed by spring rain, challenged by summer heat

Harford corn crop delayed by spring rain, challenged by summer heat

Harford County farmer Zach Rose’s corn crop was hit with too much rain during the spring planting and not enough rain at a critical time in the summer heat.

“A lot of the top-end yield potential isn’t going to be there because it got planted so late,” Rose said in a telephone interview Sunday afternoon while working in the field.

Other farmers around Harford County face similar issues as their corn reaches it peak height and starts to pollinate. They must also deal with potential impacts from ongoing trade disputes between the U.S. and other nations.

The U.S. government under President Donald Trump has slapped tariffs on goods from allies such as Canada, Mexico and the...

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