FARM BUSINESS NEWS
On the Chopping Block - 3
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:46 AM CDT

DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- More farmers may be looking to sell corn silage this year, as the cool, wet spring caused delayed planting and may prevent some corn from reaching full maturity.

Farmers with livestock are likely to use the silage they harvest. However, farmers who don't raise livestock may need to look for buyers, according to Joe Lauer, corn agronomist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Local markets are likely the best option for selling corn silage, since corn silage has a high water content and is usually only hauled between 40 to 50 miles away, Lauer explained.

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