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High corn stalk demand puts farmers back in fields

7:45 PM, Nov 21, 2012   |    comments
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The Greeley Tribune reports that most years, corn stalk isn't valuable enough to justify the expense of baling it. But prices of $100 to $125 a ton have made the stalk worth gathering instead of tilling back into the soil.

Last week's Colorado Crop Progress report showed 97 percent of the state's corn had already been harvested. That's well ahead of most years.

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