Corn — old and familiar to regional farmers, new and a bit exotic to others — is shining brightly this spring. Prices are strong, and ever-improving varieties allow the crop to be raised in formerly unsuitable areas, the Associated Press reports. (flickr photo from WayTru)
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Searing sun and drought are shriveling corn in some parts of the Midwest, the New York Times reports. But experts note that the driest, hottest conditions have mostly steered clear of some crucial Corn Belt states, including Minnesota, where the crop in most places appears healthy and strong — not to mention increasingly valuable.
U.S. corn planting may be most since 1937, seeds in short supply
An official with Minnesota's Ag Department says farmers should be able to find some type of corn seed to plant this spring, but the most popular varieties may not be available. High prices have farmers all over the country boosting corn acreage. Minnesota expects about a ten percent increase over last year.
High commodity prices have a side effect for farmers: a shortage of seeds
Strong crop prices have farmers around the country planting more acreage. Ag officials are advising growers to get their seeds now because the most popular varieties of corn may not be available later.
$17 million mountain of corn piles up in western Minn.
In the midst of the nation's worst drought in decades, farmers in Wheaton, Minn. struck gold. The area was blessed with one of its largest corn crops ever while dry conditions crippled harvests around the country, driving up corn prices.
USDA: Minnesota farmers will plant seven percent more corn in 2012
However, soybean and wheat crops will drop as much as eight percent because corn is more profitable. Minnesota's corn crop was valued at $7 billion last year. Corn planting is also expected to increase about four percent nationwide.
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