Corn Has Record Year

But Farmers Say Lower Prices Offset Higher Yield

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Posted: December 4, 2013

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.
HARRISONBURG — Corn yields in Virginia hit a record high this year, but Valley farmers say the gains were offset by lower prices.

According to figures recently released by the U.S. Department...

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