Some parts of central PA the corn is dead already. Bottomlands still survive, but the farmers have inspectors in walking the bad fields preparing to apply for crop insurance. "Normally," in drought years, they would take the combine in at harvest, and do a test strip to prove the case for crop insurance to kick in. This is the earliest i have seen for them to begin the process for insurance payout.
Increasing debt load might have something to do with it. Some of them could try stave off disaster burning diesel pumping water ... but they are quitting early this year.
God help them and their families, for no one else does.