Corn Farmers Face Two Challenges
Corn producers are caught scratching their heads in a year that could be one of the biggest crops in history. It involves challenges with storage and with shipping.
This year's harvest will be in the millions of bushels across the country. The massive corn crop is pressuring grain prices, so farmers may opt to store their grain instead of sell it.
This is where one problem comes in. Farmers may run out of places to store the grain and be forced to pile it on the ground.
Also, experts are continuing to monitor potential problems with transporting crops since many railroads are already backed up with the shipment of oil, coal, taconite and other commodities.
Sources: Associated Press, St. Paul Pioneer Press