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Local corn crop in good shape

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Farmers and agriculture officials say good rain since the middle of July has produced a strong corn crop in central Pennsylvania.

Mariam Deckman, who has a farm in Monroe Township, said a combination of good rain, seed and fertilizer had created a good crop of sweet corn.

Deckman said however that the field corn business is totally different because the market controls the pricing.  She says last year at this time, field corn was $7 a bushel, but because of strong growing season, the price has dropped to $4.65.

Deckman said a drought last year in the Midwest had an impact on the market, but this year things are much better in that part of the country.


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