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Heat is good

Monday, August 8, 2011

The high heat and suffocating humidity have many people grousing about Iowa's immoderate climate.

That's the way it is for some people. They complain when it's 20 below zero and they complain when it's unbearably hot. There's no pleasing them.

The next time you think about complaining about the heat and humidity, bear in mind that the corn loves it and there are more of them than there are of us.

Corn fields are flourishing as are the soybean fields.

So whenever you hear a complaint from someone who is soaked with sweat, red in the face and gasping in agony, point out that the heat is good for the corn. We're certain that they'll appreciate being told that.

In the mean time, stay cool, winter will be here before you know it.