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Environment
4:13 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Why Farmers Aren't Cheering This Year's Monster Harvest

Sunlight streams into a corn storage building at a Michlig Grain storage facility in Sheffield, Illinois, U.S., on Oct. 31, 2014. The price of corn has been falling for months.
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Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 5:32 pm

U.S. farmers are bringing in what's expected to be a record-breaking harvest for both corn and soybeans. But for many farmers, that may be too much of a good thing.

Farmers will haul in 4 billion bushels of soybeans and 14.5 billion bushels of corn, according to USDA estimates. The problem? Demand can't keep up with that monster harvest. Corn and soybean prices have been falling for months. A bushel of corn is now worth under $4 — about half what it was two years ago.

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Government
5:13 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

NTSB: Fatigued Pilots and Other Factors Lead to 78 Crop-Dusting Accidents Nationwide

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The National Transportation Safety Board has released a special investigative report on the safety of agricultural aircraft operations. 

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Environment
3:08 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Corn and Soybean Crop Conditions are Very Poor

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Extreme heat and little rains have all but doused any hopes for a successful corn crop in our region. Kentucky’s corn and soybean crops rank lowest for field conditions, according to The National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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