Perils of $4 Corn
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Fri Mar 8, 2013 06:35 AM CST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (DTN) -- Ask grain farmers from half a dozen states what they fear most this year -- the feast of bumper crops or the famine of drought-damaged yields. For most, it's the potential of low revenue that sets their nerves on edge -- and that uncertainty is motivating farmers to protect record acreage when crop insurance sign-up ends March 15.

"What if I have another drought and everyone else has a record crop?" asks Terry Swanson, Wray, Colo., a dryland grain producer and chairman of the National Sorghum Producers Association. His county has already busted drought records that ...

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