Corn harvest above expectations due to weather

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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — Harvest is in full swing across the country, and farmers in many states are surprised at the abundance of corn they're getting from their fields.

Dairy farmer Ben Steffen, who also grows corn, soybeans and wheat on 1,900 acres near Humboldt, Neb., said his first corn field brought in 168 bushels an acre, above the average of 140.

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