Could corn crop for farmers be too good?
by Alan Reed
Oct 04, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trucks bearing as many as 50 tons of corn are unloaded at Ben Cundiff’s farm.  Because grain bins are full, the corn must be stored outdoors until delivery.  Favorable conditions led to a “bumper crop” at local farms.
Trucks bearing as many as 50 tons of corn are unloaded at Ben Cundiff’s farm. Because grain bins are full, the corn must be stored outdoors until delivery. Favorable conditions led to a “bumper crop” at local farms.
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Motorists driving past the farm of Ben Cundiff may see a remarkable sight- 475,000 bushels of corn in a field.

Trigg County Agricultural Extension Agent David Fourqurean said, “Rainfall is the limiting factor in crop production, but the rains this year have been very conducive to corn and crops. Soybeans look good and wheat looks pretty good, but this is the best corn crop we have ever had in the county.”

Ashley Pryor recorded the weight of each truck as it entered the farm. Each trailer weighed up to 100,000 pounds. In addition to corn from Cundiff’s farm, Farmer Joe Nichols stored his surplus corn in the pile.

“There is so much corn this year, that there was no room in the grain bins for it, so they have to put the corn out here,” said Pryor.

Nichols said, “We went in together because it is more economical to have one big pile rather than two small piles. Right now, we have 225,000 bushels in it. When we are through it could be about 475,000 bushels.”

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