MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota farmers are helping to contribute to record breaking harvest predictions for the year.
The federal government predicts that Minnesota farmers will produce 1.34 billion bushels of corn this year.READ MORE: Mpls City Attorney Halts Talks With Human Rights Department Until Allegations Of Police Spying On Black Leaders Can Be Verified
That’s up 40 million bushels from last year, despite our cold and very wet spring.
This year’s crop is part of a record-breaking forecast for the United States, which shows a total harvest of 14 billion bushels.READ MORE: Man Who Escaped From Northern Minnesota Corrections Facility Back In Custody
Soybean production is also expected to set a new record.
Experts say the resulting lower prices from the record crop won’t immediately cut grocery costs.MORE NEWS: Next Weather: Chilly, Cloudy Saturday With Light Showers
But livestock producers will pay less for feed.