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Ohio corn farmers are expecting their best crop in years
Good weather is producing a good crop- and lower prices
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Good weather is producing a good crop- and lower prices
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Ohio is on track to have a good corn crop this year.

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Joe Cornealy says the heavy rain and adequate warmth has helped all types of corn grow.

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"The sweet corn crop appears to be doing pretty well, although its grown in such small and scattered lots compared to field corn that we don’t track very well," Cornealy says. "But my local farmer’s market is amply supplied. So I’m taking that as a good sign."

Cornealy says the crops are doing well across the country and prices are already dropping in anticipation. He says if harvests are as anticipated, the price will drop even further.

Ohio’s corn industry supports about 34,000 jobs and generates nearly $359 million in labor income each year.

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It is very rewarding to drive by fields, and see how well crops are doing. The farm bill is very important to farmers - Rep. Latta succinctly explains this bill - often people/special interests try to prey on entities for financial support, farmers/hard working people seem to be easy targets. Please know what your reps are doing - signing for mail/e-mail is extremely easy. Often there is little reps can do to improve living conditions if not supported by their constituents.


Posted by: green's gone on July 31, 2013 6:07AM
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