INTERVIEW: Minnesota's Corn Harvest Could Fall Below Expectations

Updated: 08/13/2014 7:44 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart



The federal government predicts Minnesota farmers will produce 1.34 billion bushels of corn this year, up 40 million bushels from last year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's production outlook for Minnesota also predicts corn yields averaging 168 bushels per acre, up eight bushels from 2013.

Meanwhile, a farming expert at the University of Minnesota Extension says our state will likely fall short of that predicted bumper crop.

Even though some individual farmers will have a great harvest, it could still be a disappointing season.

Adam Czech from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association stopped by KSTP to break down the numbers.