Corn farmers expecting record year
new report just released by the
is projecting a record harvest for this year's corn crop.
hich would be good news for the industry that faced major losses last summer due drought conditions through the midwest.
When we got our rains in June our corn popped out of the ground
," Pat McGuire, Royal Farms owner said.
e got our heat early and it turned out and grew
erfect weather over the last couple of months has dimmed the dreary outlook once projected
in northern Michigan due to
a very wet spring.
It was a little but challenging during early spring to get the corn in the ground
," Greg Shooks, Shooks Farms owner said.
We got a lot of moisture at that time not allowing us to get into the fields and plant
County farmers say this years crop is looking like it will surpass last season.
USDA is reporting that nationwide the corn crops yield this year will be 28-percent higher than 2012.
Iowas and Indianas and North Dakotas of the world have a great crop and they are catching up and they are paying off bills from last year that they had a bad crop on," McGuire said.
hey say if mother nature continues to cooperate the odds of a record season are more than likely.
ut they do caution consumers
s still too early to determine if prices will be impacted.
There are so many things that could happen during the harvest all throughout the country
," Shooks said.
of factors that play into the price and the final consumer price, at this point it's too early to tell."
f all goes as planned for farmers around the country
USDA is projecting a harvest of nearly 14 billion bushels of corn in 2013.