The estimate for the corn harvest - 7.85 billion bushels - was about 70 million less than expected.
"We have to go back for the corn harvest," Kurt said.
There was no money so they paid with their corn harvest.
That year, people lost their vital corn harvest as these pests were around for many days.
By the 1950's they led to hybrid corn harvests that were the envy of the world.
For how are we to bring in the corn harvest with all those strong hands and strong arms gone?
Analysts have estimated that this year's corn harvest would total from 700,000 to one million tons - half the nation's needs.
In 2010, the researchers noted that 38 incidents had occurred during 2009, when the national corn harvest set a new record.
Major growers in Iowa now plant rye after the corn harvest.
Did you know that 99 percent of the world's corn harvest is inedible?