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corn and deer harvest

by Doug Leier

I've noted often in the past 10 years the huge increase in corn and the hunters frustrated with deer holding out in the standing corn crops. So I keep tabs on the updated harvest statistics. Here's the latest from the Ag Statistics Service. 

ND corn crop is 64% complete compared to last weeks 47% and the longterm average of 63%. Last year it was done. What I don't have is how many more acres of corn we have in North Dakota compared to 5 or 10 years ago. Essentially even if we would be 75% done but had 200% more corn acres..there'd still be more standing corn vs 10 years ago. 

We'll see how things play out in the final 10 days of the season.