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Late planting doesn’t help corn prices
March 25, 2016 Jerry Purvis   

Frank Marquez/Gering Citizen Corn at West Plains, LLC, elevator begins to pile up during the 2015 harvest season in Gering. Forecasters predict that another bumper crop for 2016 is to be expected.

With flooding in some of the southern states, corn planting season has started late this year. Still, it hasn’t had much effect on the overall price of corn.

Jon Calahan, grain merchandiser with Crossroads Coop, said there’s been a slight uptick in corn futures prices due to late planting. However, corn prices remain flat.

“We’re still fairly well range bound on corn prices,” he said. “It’s been trading in the area o...

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