The News Cut crop report

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.

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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.

  • Mark Gisleson

    Um, except modern corn is usually closer to waist-high than knee-high by the 4th of July.

  • Bob Collins

    Shoot. I forgot to bring the official News Cut waist to Hastings.