Some of Missouri’s corn crop is coming out of the field late thanks to wet weather early.

Prices are good for Missouri’s corn farmers….and although the crop nationally might be a record, it might be off a little bit this year in Missouri.  

Missouri Corn Growers Executive Director Gary Marshall thinks a lot of the higher prices is being driven by speculators, as it was two years ago.

He says one of the reasons it’s a good crop is because the rains hit at the right time and the right—except in northeast Missouri where many fields were flooded.

He says some parts of northeast Missouri got as much as 50 inches of rain, about 167 percent more than usual.

Marshall expects the corn crop in Missouri to be the fourth largest ever recorded despite the adverse early weather.