Farmer says higher crop prices long overdue
The president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association says if crop prices stay where they are it can’t help but be a banner year for farmers.
Randy DeSutter tells Brownfield Ag News, “Who would have thought corn would be $5 and $6 dollars and beans would be $15.00? So farmers have got a really good chance this year to have a profitable year which is kind of long overdue without any kind of government help.”
He says it’s a surprising turnaround from this time a year ago.
“I mean, corn was barely over $3.00 and now it’s getting close to $7.00 (chuckle) so it’s just hard to believe.”
DeSutter grows corn and soybeans in northwest Illinois’ Knox County. He finished planting his corn last weekend and started soybeans this week.