Corn Has Record Year
But Farmers Say Lower Prices Offset Higher Yield
David Liskey, a Cross Keys farmer, holds his 20-month-old daughter, Peyson, while shelling his last field of corn on Tuesday morning. While corn yields hit a record high in Virginia this year, corn prices, which neared $8 or more per bushel last year, have taken a steep drop. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Liskey’s six-row combine rests in a 10-acre field on Tuesday morning. Liskey said his yield on 100 acres of corn this year is about 180 bushels per acre, up about 30 bushels from last year.
According to figures recently released by the U.S. Department...
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