October 26, 2023
Change may not be fast but it does happen.
This year I have heard farmers talking about the small, but well developed corn they were harvesting. In at least some of the fields, the ears had filled well but were about the size of the early Fourth of July variety of sweet corn I used to plant in my garden. The early corn tasted good but the yield was so small I eventually decided it was worth waiting for the longer maturing varieties that produced larger ears and tasted even better.
When my father sold Steckley Genetic Giant seed corn, the company promoted the size of the large ears the com...