Drove down to Nashua (NH) Monday afternoon. A good deal of backroad driving mixed with a bit of I91. On the back roads, stands of fresh green corn, 6 or 7 feet tall, looking very good indeed. Caught my eye they did. These corn patches looked as good as ones I saw in Nebraska many years ago.
So this morning National Progressive Radio was wailing about the drought up here, claiming that all crops in NH and MA had been ruined, how farmers were switching to "sustainable" crops, and in general lamenting the ruination of New England farming. They didn't come right out and blame it on global warming, but they wanted to.
How come the corn crops looked so good when all else is going to rack and ruin? NPR never bothered to furnish us listeners with numbers, like average rainfall (inches) and this summer's rainfall (inches). Numbers repel newsies.