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New app to help Wisconsin farmers estimate corn prices

 

September 24, 2017



MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Wisconsin farmers plan for this year's corn crop harvest, producers can now use a phone app to estimate what price they would receive for animal feed.

Two University of Wisconsin-Extension agents Greg Blonde and Ryan Sterry have developed the Corn Silage Pricing App, which uses data from national and local reports to estimate prices, Wisconsin Public Radio reported .

Farmers can either sell corn as a grain on the commodity market or turn the plant into silage for cattle feed.

Blonde said grain prices are typically set by the market, but farmers must calculate their...



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