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Farmers Harvesting Snowed-Under Corn Say Yields are Worth It

Local elevators are being very particular about what they’ll receive

Snow corn

The harvest of 2019 has now turned into the harvest of 2020, as farmers are just weeks away from needing to plant their 2020 crops yet they're staring at unharvested fields.

AgWeb reports some of those in the haste of harvest, test weight has gone up a few pounds since December. Moisture in the corn fell slightly. Yields are hanging on. And harvesting the snowed under corn is going surprisingly smooth.

Some local elevators are being very particular about what they’ll receive, as those buyers have to then resell it to various outlets.

Corn coming in at even lower test weight is traveling to feedyards. That corn is being sent to feedyards as far south as Kansas and Colorado, as buyers are looking for any market that will take the poor quality corn some farmers are faced with this year.

Read the full report at AgWeb.

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