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Cheyenne County corn harvest slowed by weather

Quality, yields high in what might be memorable year nationwide


This could be a record year for corn harvest, according to a report from the United States Department of Agriculture.

The Nov. 8 report stated that national corn production is up one percent from last month’s forecast and is now predicted at almost 14 billion bushels, which represents a 30 percent increase from last year. If correct, this will mean a record production year for the United States. This would be the highest yield in the U.S since 2009, according to the report. Officials at USDA predict an average of 160.4 bushels per acre nationwide.

Corn harvest in the Cheyenne County are...

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