(Des Moines) A large corn crop is expected this year.
The wet start to the corn planting season may reduce the amount of each acre in Iowa produces this year, but farmers are planting so much corn they’re likely to bring in a record crop.
In a report released Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated farmers would harvest 14.1 billion bushels of corn this year, a billion bushels more than the previous record set in 2009.
Farmers are planting more than 97 million acres of corn, the most since 1936. That is why even an average yield would result in a record crop.
Iowa Radio Network
May 13, 2013