Navigating The Maize

Unstable Corn Costs Concern Valley Farmers

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Posted: January 18, 2014

A Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative employee fills a railroad car with corn at its grain facility north of Harrisonburg on Friday. Corn prices have dropped to $4.24 per bushel, a dramatic decline that should help Valley farmers who depend on the grain to feed their livestock. (Photos by Nikki Fox)
A Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative employee fills a railroad car with corn at its grain facility north of Harrisonburg on Friday. In 2011, about 40 percent of the U.S. corn crop went into ethanol.

HARRISONBURG — A dramatic decline in corn prices should add up to more dollars in the pockets of Valley farmers who depend on the grain to feed their livestock.

Corn is selling for about $4.25...



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