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Corn prices fall as planting pushes ahead of schedule

The price of corn is dropping as farmers work to plant this year’s crop. Find out how much less farmers will be paid this year per bushel.

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 10:07 a.m.

The price of corn is dropping as farmers work to plant this year’s crop.

The South Bend Tribune reports that about 70 percent of the corn crop was expected to be planted by this past weekend, confirming the market’s expectations for a large harvest.

The price per bushel fell about 20 percent last week.

While planting is slightly ahead of schedule nationally, lingering cold and snow has delayed planting in some northern states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota, where farmers have planted only about half as much as usual for this point in the season, the Tribune reports.

Wheat, soybean and oat prices also fell last week because of better outlooks for South American harvests and the influence of a strong U.S. dollar.

 This Jan. 5, 2012, file photo shows firefighters working to extinguish a hay fire in Millersburg. Extension educator Jeff Burbrink said farmers must monitor their hay for rising temperatures and act before a fire occurs.

Posted on Sept. 23, 2014 at 11:12 a.m.
 The brown marmorated stink bug is seen on an apple, a fruit that it likes to eat. (Purdue Agricultural Communication Photo/John Obermeyer)

Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 6:19 a.m.
 Jeff Burbrink

Posted on Sept. 12, 2014 at 3:02 p.m.
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