Thursday, September 15, 2011

Candy Corn Crop is Decimated By Storms.......

Candy Corn After Removal From the Cob
The big news around here is the revelation that the constant rainstorms, floods, hail storms and heat we have experienced over the past few months have ruined one of east Tennessee's biggest agricultural crops:  candy corn.

As reported in the Knoxville News-Sentinel by reporter Kevin Saylor, this important crop is a mainstay of this region's autumn economy, and its destruction is a terrible blow to   employment and farm income.  Severe heat has truly wreaked havoc, for the corn has a high sugar content and cannot survive in hot fields on the cob because the crop simply melts.

Saylor reports that the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization is warning of severe shortages of the crop.  This is especially devastating as we near Halloween.

The U. N. also warns that the United States could be threatened as the leading diabetes nation because of this crop shortage.

Saylor reports that trick-or-treaters are aleady making plans to compensate for the shortage of candy corn by planning on eating more Three Musketeers bars, M & Ms and SweetTarts to compensate.

21 comments:

  1. Well, it looks like this year I'm going to have to eat more Snickers and Butterfingers! I will surely miss the candy corn this year! sigh

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  2. Candy Corn is my absolute weakness. Glad it hasn't affected crops up here in Canada...has it??:0

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  3. Where do you get these papers??

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  4. Love this one, Clint. Candy corn is my hubby's favorite. Wait until I pull this one on him.

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  5. Well I know this is my daughters absolute favourite (well don't tell her I said this...but she has LOTS of favourite candy...) So glad we are in Canada...and do you think we could get that paper up here?!

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  6. Hahahaha ok you've outdone yourself this time! That's too funny. : )

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  7. I don't know Candy Corn, only those Jelly Beans but I laughed loud.

    Is there a monthly 1st of April? :-))))) Really funny post.

    Greetings

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  8. Good one Clint! lol I don't eat the stuff so I won't miss it. More chocolate bars for the Trick or Treaters is all, I bet they'll be disappointed. ;-)

    Have a wonderful day!

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  9. Lots of people like candy corn so they'll be in for a treat.
    Yvonne.

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  10. You have started what's going to be a frantically busy day with a smile. This was terrific and I really enjoyed it. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  11. Have never seen candy corn until now...not good to have crops ruined, but that is nature.
    So candy corn is made into lollies?

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  12. Be still my heart. Is it too late to plant my own? I love those though the candy pumpkins are a wee bit better.
    Arkansas Patti

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  13. they are really corn or not Clint?

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  14. HAHA now just WHERE do you come up with these things?! ;)

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  15. i don't know if i need to laugh or cry! Can people (reporters) be really that dumb???

    sending big hugs to you and Cindy
    Leontien

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