Bumper Minnesota corn crop on tap as prices founder
August 5, 2020
Corn farmers in Minnesota are preparing for a near-record harvest thanks to a smooth, fast spring planting and favorable summer weather.
Problem is, corn prices are horrible.
The state's corn crop was 97% silking on Monday, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). That's well ahead of the five-year average for this stage of the growing season and far better than last year, when only 75% of the corn crop was silking.