On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases its forecast of the country’s corn crop. The price for a bushel of corn has been pushing close to a record $8 recently, but fell this week amid reports that things might be drier, and the corn crop better, than first thought… Midwest flooding notwithstanding.
“Knee-high by the 4th of July” is the old saying.
So we took the official News Cut knee out to Hastings this afternoon.
Yep, things are right on schedule. If you’re a farmer where things aren’t going so well, the Farmers Legal Action Group released its farmer disaster guide today.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.