Kansas farmers harvesting bountiful corn crops thanks to timely rains, but prices low

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Kansas farmers are now cutting bountiful fields of corn thanks to timely rains that saved their fall crops.

The five round, steel grain bins at Randy Small's farm in southeast Kansas are nearly full and the local grain elevator in nearby Neodesha already has about a half million bushels of corn dumped on the ground because it is running out of storage room. And corn harvest has barely begun in Kansas.

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Small said Thursday he is probably going to have the best crop he has had in 10 years.

A government report released this week estimated 7 percent of the corn statewide had been cut as of the end of August, with most of the harvest activity in southeast Kansas.