Dry, dry, dry! What started as a possible record-breaking year forcorn has since become a battle to just make it through. According tothe USDA’s corn condition report, more than 50 percent of the crop inIllinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee is rated as “poor” to“very poor.”

Click here or on the image to see the"In Focus" image from the July 21, 2012 issue of Progressive Dairyman magazine.

The U.S. Drought Monitor map shows what many of you already know– extreme to severe drought conditions blanket much of the country.

A tweet from Kansas dairyman David Foster (@fosterdairy) summedit up: “I called God. Didn’t get Him but left msg: Need rain ASAP! Should


I txt Him as well in case He doesn’t check voicemail often?” PD