"NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday estimated the nation's corn harvest will reach 13.1 billion bushels, up 24 percent from last year and amounting to the largest crop since 1933."
....I guess I don't understand this clearly....my impression was that the early 30s were terrible years for farmers....drought, heat, soil erosion ect. ect.....maybe the '33 crop was big because there were so many more farmers....corn in my area (North Carolina) has been spotty.....some guys have gotten good rain, others not.
It is possible that all bushels are now being counted. I have been in up state NY on hunting trips and have seen miles of uncut corn. This was up state NY in October/November. The standing corn stalks were dry and ears half eaten by raccoons. Perhaps now with added value they are bringing the harvest in and counting it. It is obvious to me these thousands of acres were on no one's radar.
Iam happy that the farmers have a larger market ........maybe they can fix their barns now.