The University of Missouri Extension is encouraging people and groups to post on a Facebook page devoted to the drought.
It’s the sixth driest year on record in Illinois and much of the state’s corn and soybean crop is suffering.
Central Illinois crop insurance agent Rustin Godfrey says he’s been on the phone almost constantly with clients.
Much of the corn crop could be past the point of no return, says Mark Schleusener with the USDA..
Weather conditions around Illinois and Missouri last week were nearly perfect for planting.
Boeing supports the efforts and says their commercial jets can handle the green fuel and actually are more efficient when burning the blended fuel.
Jim Jarman also says there are similar pollination problems for soybeans, as well as potential grass hopper damage and livestock health issues.