Lay of the Land April 4th, 2014 Florida Conference

2013 Corn Harvest Set to be a Record-Breaker

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting that farmers will harvest a record corn crop of 13.8 billion bushels this fall, up 28 percent from last year and 5 percent larger than the previous record crop. Corn prices are trading

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting that farmers will harvest a record corn crop of 13.8 billion bushels this fall, up 28 percent from last year and 5 percent larger than the previous record crop. Corn prices are trading at nearly three-year lows, a major issue in farming communities across the nation. Along with the huge bumper crop, farmers are on track for strong production numbers; USDA forecasts corn yields at a projected 154.4 bushels an acre.

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