Speedy Corn Plantings in U.S. South Could Lead to Export Clash

Farmers are planting corn at twice the speed of last year in Louisiana and are two weeks ahead in Texas – which could bring forward harvests to clash with peak exports from South America. That could push global corn prices down further, depressing an already struggling U.S. farm economy where net incomes are likely to be at their lowest levels since 2002 this year.