By Paul Schmitt
As area farmers are dealing with a suppressed milk market, global demand for corn has increased and offers optimism that corn prices will move upward. According to the Des Moines Register, corn prices for this fall’s harvest continue to trade at a near two-year high of $4.20 per bushel. Jim Wautier of Church-Site Farm in Brussels says area farmers usually plant at least two different crops to increase the chances of a good return on their investment.
Wautier says despite the late spring he was able to get the last of his corn and soybeans planted in the last week. Corn was up two to three and soybeans were up 15 to 20 on Monday, according to FarmFutures.com.