FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Fri Aug 9, 2013 04:56 PM CDT


Corn Continues Profit Streak vs. Beans


Soybeans have a place on Midwest farms, but they have been far less profitable than corn in many operations since 2008, studies by the financial consulting firm AgriSolutions show. Based on actual client records of more than 100 farms from 13 Corn Belt states, "corn wins in a good year, it wins in an average year, it wins in a dry year, now in 2013 we can see if it wins in a wet year," said Sam Bachman, an analyst at the Brighton, Ill. firm.

That profit pattern held true even though ...

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