Corn Fields Producing Below Normal Yield

Posted on: 6:22 pm, August 14, 2012, by , updated on: 07:25pm, August 14, 2012

ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)– Drought resistant corn is making a difference this year for farmers who planted it. But fields are still far from normal across much of the Midwest.

Corn growers in St. Charles County are looking at fields that will produce less than half of what was grown on the same land last year.

The drought will impact the cost of feed for cattle and hogs. Eventually consumers will see that in the supermarket.

But farmers insist it still makes sense to use corn produce ethanol as an additive for gasoline.

Eliminating ethanol production would only drop corn prices by about 30 cents a bushel.

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