THE FRESH TASTE OF SUMMER
Fresh picked sweet corn is still
delivered to local markets,
from farmers who have irrigation.
Plump ears of sweet corn
are one of the joys of summer.
Pulling the husks down,
tasting sweet ears fresh from the field,
as the each kernel explodes in your mouth.
But most farmers are not celebrating corn this year.
The drought has taken this year's crop,
with 80% of the U.S. corn crop lost.
That's bad news for the farmers,
and bad news for the world
which depends on our exports for food.
The drought continues to take its toll.
(We continue to pray for its end.)