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Corn With a Kick
Thu Jul 18, 2013 06:57 AM CDT

AKRON, IOWA (DTN) -- During last year's drought, Dave Heeren's corn averaged 40 bushels per acre, a far cry from the 140 to 150 bpa quoted in his contract with a nearby ethanol plant. But the only sweat on this Iowa grower's brow came from the searing heat that summer. The ethanol plant took the bushels he had with no penalty, he received a 40-cent premium on the corn delivered, and a crop insurance check on the lost bushels still came in the mail.

The key to this trick? Heeren grew 700 acres of ...

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