The corn that the farmers got in early around here did okay, fodder-wise. It looks to me like the ears aren't as large as usual as I look at them from the highway, though. I hope they're filled out okay after that droughty weather we had this summer. That fodder has now mostly turned color.
Rainy weather hit just after the first few fields were planted though and some folks didn't get the rest of their corn planted until at least a month and a half after the first batch. Then the drought hit. Those late fields are still vibrant green. I hope they make okay.
Some guys opted for soybeans instead of planting late corn. Those fields are nearly all brown now, and will soon be ready to harvest.
When I was a kid, I remember hearing a couple old sayings about corn. The first was that it should be planted when the oak leaves were the size of a squirrel's ear. The second was that it should be knee-high by the Fourth of July. I noticed this past Fourth that the LATE corn WAS knee-high on the Fourth. The EARLY corn, though, was about SEVEN FEET high!