More Than Enough Corn

Cindy Zimmerman

NASS Despite a dry summer in many parts of the country, there’s still plenty of corn to go around.

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service September crop report calls for an 11.114 billion bushel corn crop for the current marketing year, which would be the second-largest crop on record.

The forecast is one percent higher than last month report and up just a tick from 2005’s 11.112 billion bushel crop. 2004 was the record at 11.8 billion bushels.

National Corn Growers Association President Gerald Tumbleson says, “With last year’s carry over and this year’s projected second-largest crop on record, it is clear that corn producers will produce more than enough corn to supply all markets this year.”