Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Corn Runneth Over

Lot's of corn:

ELKHART — Forget the corn mazes. Get ready to get lost in corn piles.

Farmers nationwide are bringing grain elevators more and more corn as they harvest what’s likely to be their largest-ever crop — a projected 13.3 billion bushels from the most corn acres planted since World War II.

Throughout Central Illinois’ small towns, the tell-tale crop mounds are abundant.

“We will have more in temporary space this year than we’ve ever had in the past,” said Donald Ludwig, manager at Elkhart Grain Co.

The company handled three times as much corn in September compared to the same month last year, Ludwig said. He expects to store 500,000 more bushels of corn this year than in 2006.

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