Better-than-expected corn in parts of eastern MO

A farmer in eastern Missouri says he’s wrapping up with corn harvest and the crop did better than expected.

Jim Boerding says rainfall was spotty throughout the growing season, but the timing of those rains must have been just right for his corn.

“Some sides of the field might not yield as good as the other side, but it was still a decent yield. We’re seeing yields in the upper 200s and when the agronomists came out before harvest, they were estimating the crop around 180 to 190 bushels/acre. They didn’t think it would be that good.”

Boerding tells Brownfield he is going to store most of the corn.

“We’re hoping for a better price,” he says. “When you compare this year to last year, the prices aren’t there. When you have a good year with prices, input costs go up and so, we’re expecting the same prices for those or close to it.”

He says soybean harvest will begin later this week.

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