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...