"The corn is as high as an elephant's eye" go the lyrics of a number in the 'old Broadway musical, "Oklahoma," This summer, according to the United States Department of Agriculture analysts, the nation's corn crop is high right now and should be plentiful at harvest time. At an estimated 6.044 billion bushels, U.S. com production would be 7 percent above the previous 1973 record and 30 percent more than the drought-and-frost plagued crop of last year. The July USDA estimate also predicts a record wheat production of nearly 2.2 billion bushels, up 22 percent from the previous high in 1974.
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