John Anglin, the elevator's co-owner
Only a "minimal amount" of his wholesale rayban sunglasses crop was insured, and Ferguson estimates his eventual losses at about $500,000 unless conditions change. "If we get 2 or 3 inches of rain soon and 1 inch every week after that, the corn could rebound," he says. John Anglin, the elevator's co-owner, doesn't expect a reprieve. "We can already identify some (corn) fields that will have zero yields," he says. Although some farmers will recoup most of their losses through insurance, that's no consolation, he says. "It is hard for the farmers to accept" a failed crop, Anglin says. "They would rather have a good crop than the dollars." Meredith Powell, the Clunette Elevator's entomologist, says the drought is creating expensive problems that go beyond dryness. "Insects ray ban sunglasses cheap sale 2102 thrive in this environment," she says. Dry soil encourages Goss's bacterial wilt, which affects corn, she says, and the elevator is doing aerial spraying to try to eradicate adult corn rootworm beetles and spider mites, which attack soybeans. John Powell, 55, who farms 2,000 acres here, faces a couple of big decisions in the next few days. "Right now we have to decide whether we're going to put more money into the corn crop," he says. Fungicides and herbicides that would help keep surviving corn healthy would set him back another $13-$15 an acre, he says. Powell raises ducks with his brother-in-law and already has taken a big hit on that venture because of the drought. A couple of weekends ago when the oakley sunglasses 2012 temperature hit 104 degrees, 1,700 ducks died in a single day, he says.