USDA Predicts Large Harvest; Farmers Disagree
The USDA released a report saying this year's corn harvest is expected to be much better than previously expected. Farmers think otherwise. The USDA predicts 880 million bushels of corn to be harvested this year, much more than the 750 million previously expected. Farmers in Northern Michigan and the rest of the corn belt do not agree with the reports and still expect a very light harvest. The late, wet spring delayed planting and killed acres of corn. If farmers are correct and there is a weak crop, the price of corn is expected to sky rocket, bringing food prices right with it. Fox 32's Eric Lloyd spoke with both sides of the corn conflict.