2017 May Bring Record Corn Harvest In Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi could have a record corn crop this year. The USDA estimates that 78 percent of the crop is in good or excellent shape and even though corn acreage is down over 25 percent from recent years, the yields are much higher than normal with some producers reporting 200 or more bushels per acre. The state’s record average yield was 185 bushels set in 2014. The bumper yields will help offset corn prices, which are down just slightly from a year ago. Greenville corn is trading for around $3.33 a bushel, with December corn futures selling for $3.45. A year ago, December corn futures were trading for about $3.60 a bushel.

 

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