Sell Corn Now or Later
As of this week, 48 percent of the U.S. corn crop is in poor or very poor condition. The price of corn hit a record high last week, eclipsing the eight dollar mark. It's the drought conditions in the Midwest, the worst since the 1980s that are being called the cause. Pam Jahnke with the Wisconsin Farm Report, says selling corn now can be a risk worth taking.
As for the field corn, the impacts could be widespread. It is used in cattle feed where an impact has already been felt. When feed gets more expensive, the price for a cow drops as they become more difficult to feed. Another major player Jahnke says that could take a hit is the food industry. Corn, corn syrups and starches are found in many of the foods we eat. Higher field corn prices could mean higher prices at the grocery store for consumers.
Feehan Likes Where State Is
To some, changes out of Madison that were made in Wisconsin the past year have been both good and bad. Senate Republican Candidate, Bill Feehan, says he has seen more good then bad. And that could be good for jobs in the future.
Feehan also says he likes the aggresive nature of Governor Scott Walker, as did many living in the state that helped Walker win a recall election.
River to Re-open Today After Dredging
The Mississippi near La Crosse should re-open to barge traffic today after a three day shutdown. A tow pushing 15 barges ran aground just south of La Crosse on Tuesday, backing up commercial traffic going north and south. The barge was freed but the Army Corps kept the river closed to dredge sand in the area. The river should re-open to barge traffic at noon.
Eight People Hurt In Head-On Crash Near Galesville
Eight people, including a two-month-old child, all managed to avoid life-threatening injuries after a head-on crash near Galesville on Saturday.
There were four persons in each vehicle involved in the late-morning collision on Highways 54 and 93. A car driven by Yeng Xiong of Onalaska crossed the center line and struck an SUV driven by a Duluth man. The two-month-old boy was a passenger in the SUV, along with an eight-year-old girl. The Galesville Fire Department was called to remove some of the victims from the vehicles.
High Speed Chase This Morning Sends Two to Hospital
Two guys sent to the hospital after a high speed chase in La Crosse early this morning.