Harvesting corn with an inch or two of snow on the ground is possible, but deep drifts are another thing. Many Midwest corn producing states received 4 to 17 inches of snow in recent days.
Bob Busch of rural Waverly told the Associated Press that Tuesday's winter storm means he will probably leave nearly 100 acres ov corn unharvested. But Busch says he is confident his fields will make it through the winter with minimal losses.
A 10 percent loss is regularly factored into harvest estimates, but this year it could push beyond 20 percent.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.