Corn Harvest Comes Early 08 Sep 12

Minnesota’s corn crop is coming in early following a long, warm summer and with drought conditions persisting in much of the state. The Minnesota Corn Growers Association says that Minnesota farmers will produce almost as much corn as last year in 2012, and that if it weren’t for the drought the state would have produced an “unbelievable” amount of corn. But, the price of corn is very high, which puts a hardship on livestock farmers and ethanol plants. Some corn farmers in southern parts of the state, including in the KNUJ Listening Area, are already starting to harvest their corn, well ahead of the normal harvest schedule.