MORSE BLUFF, NE (KPTM/CNN) - What could be a record-setting corn harvest has a good chance of making it cheaper to get food, ethanol and animal feed.
Farmers are keeping a close eye on their crop. It's all blue skies and corn fields for Dan Mensik.
"(It's) pretty much a race against the weather. Every farmer I know is watching the weather, every morning, every night," he said.
He is just starting to harvest his corn crop, and has about 600 more acres to go.
"So we are probably doubling our yields, I would say," he said.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture agrees. It said 2013 could be the biggest corn harvest yet.
"This is going to be one of the better years for all of us in a while," Mensik said.
He said the corn cobs are even bigger this year. The kernels are bigger, and they go all the way around.
Corn is going for about $4 a bushel. Last year, during the drought, it was around $8 a bushel. So, that means it'll be cheaper for farmers to feed animals like cattle and cheaper to make ethanol, which will help keep food prices down.
Making sure he gets every penny out of his crop is what keeps Mensik going.
"Three weeks from now it could be two feet of snow," he said. It's a race against time and weather.
"You don't see me at Harrah's gambling because I do it every day when I get out of bed," he said.
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