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CornMountainPA310406.jpg Cooperartive Grain & Supply employee Roger Ryder (above) monitors the unloading of another semi-truck full of corn at the outdoor grain bunker behind the Hillsboro elevator. Between 450,000 to 475,000 bushels of corn were removed from Canton, Marion and Hillsboro elevators to make room for area milo, which was about one-third harvested Wednesday, Oct. 29. ?This is the first time in a long time we have had this much corn on the ground,? said Dick Tippen, CG&S grain coordinator. Corn was a bumper crop this year, averaging 130 to 140 bushels per acre and about 55 pounds per bushel test weight. Soybean harvest was nearly 90 percent complete at the end of last week. The corn will probably remain on the ground until spring 2009, he said.

 

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