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Elevators Still Carrying a Lot of Old Crop Corn

Sep 12, 2017 at 08:21 AM CST


Elevator operators anticipate a slow start to harvest this month due to a variety of factors.

But there’s still plenty of corn on hand in many areas as a number of farmers cling to the remainder of last year’s harvest in hopes of better prices.

“We’re carrying a lot bigger percentage (of old-crop corn into harvest) than normal. Probably double than in the past,” said Kim Holsapple, grain merchandiser at South Central FS in Effingham, which operates 35 facilities.