MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The stalks in Minnesota’s corn fields are close to 7 feet high. The kernels are still developing and if the weather holds up, the ears reach maturity in about a month and a half. That’s when harvesting starts and there are indications of yet another bumper crop.
There is never too much corn, but the higher the yield, the lower the market price. That means the smaller the profits for the farmers.
“Every place you go in rural American, or Goodhue, or Welch, or Vasa, that’s the topic of conversation,” said Ryan Buck, president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.