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Corn And Soy Farmers May Not Benefit From Bumper Crops

Corn and soy crop production soared in 2014 , but good news in the fields might mean bad news in the markets. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Corn and soy crop production soared in 2014 , but good news in the fields might mean bad news in the markets. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Corn and soybean farmers harvested a bumper crop in 2014 — a record 14.2 billion bushels of corn and a record 3.97 billion bushels of soybeans, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson spoke with Chad Hart, an agricultural economist at Iowa State University, about what the record crop means for the farmers’ revenue, since they’re selling the crops at a lower price.

Guest

  • Chad Hart, agricultural economist at Iowa State University.

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