Corn Farmers

Tammi Arender

Historic March floods will cost Louisiana farmers at least $10 million in lost revenue and damage to crops and livestock, according to a preliminary damage report released Monday by the LSU AgCenter.

Delta Farm Press

The corn harvest in Louisiana is in full swing, and on the stalks are large ears of corn. Ronnie Levy, LSU AgCenter’s corn specialist, said Louisiana farmers are expecting a bumper crop. The state has about 700,000 acres of corn, a significant increase over recent years. But the difference this year, according to Levy, is the price of a bushel of corn is about half of what it was last year, since the harvest in the Midwest is expected to be equally abundant.