A few years after corn producers across the country started seeing huge declines in the corn price, it seemed that nobody believed them.
But that changed on March 16, 2017, when farmers in southern Oklahoma began noticing a massive increase in corn yields.
For a few months, the corn market was a bit of a mystery.
Then, on April 9, the price of corn shot up.
Corn farmers were surprised and excited.
They figured the corn had gone up because there was a bumper crop, which in turn meant the corn would have an opportunity to grow faster.
In the next few months that boom would continue.
It didn’t last.
Corn prices continued to drop.
And in March of 2018, there was no more reason to believe that corn was any kind of threat.
The corn boom was over.
That’s when a few farmers decided to start putting a little bit of science into their business.
And as we’ve learned in the years since, there are some things you can learn from history.
It’s not enough to believe in something because it seems like the only logical explanation.
You have to test it and find out if it actually is the best explanation.
There are several ways to do this.
If you want to see if corn is a threat, you can use statistical analysis.
If your goal is to learn if there’s a crop there that you can grow more quickly, you could look at weather data.
And then you can do your own testing.
If there’s an alternative explanation for why corn prices were rising and why the corn boom had ended, you might do some research into how much it costs to grow and harvest corn.
And if you want more evidence, you should try to figure out how to improve your business.
But there are other methods to figure this out.
In 2016, University of Texas economist Andrew Zimbalist, who has spent a lot of time doing this kind of research, published a book called “Crop X: A Guide to the Future of American Agriculture.”
In it, he points out that corn is very hard to grow, and corn is also very cheap.
So there’s nothing like a bumper harvest to make corn prices go up, but it’s not a guarantee.
It just takes some research and a little patience.
You can use the statistics to figure it out, he says.
In fact, Zimball’s work helped to drive the price up in the first place.
In his book, he gives statistics on the yield of corn in each crop year, which is a measure of how many seeds it takes to produce one bushel of corn.
He then compares the price per bushel to the price it was a few decades ago.
In 2017, the average price per bale of corn was about $10.
That means the average yield of a bushel rose from about 2.4 bushels to 4.6 bushelles in five years.
That change in yield means the price for a bushell of corn increased from about $2 to about $4.
Zimman’s work has helped many farmers who have been buying corn because it’s cheap.
But for a lot more farmers, the numbers don’t tell the whole story.
The most recent data on the prices of the crops that are actually grown are for the crops grown for corn ethanol, a byproduct of corn that is used in cars.
Zimbralist’s work showed that the average production of corn ethanol doubled between 1999 and 2017, and that the price rose from $2 per bushell to $5.
In other words, corn prices rose from the low of $4 to the high of $7.
And that’s just one of the reasons Zimballs work was important to people like Paul Pfeifer, a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Michigan who helped found the American Corn Growers Association.
“We’re seeing corn prices in a lot less of a bubble,” Pfeiger says.
“There’s no evidence that this corn boom is going to reverse itself anytime soon.”
If corn prices continue to fall, Pfeiffer expects the price to return to the $4 level sometime in the future.
But if prices keep falling, he doesn’t see the corn industry reversing.
“I don’t think we’ll see it go up again,” he says, because there are so many factors that affect prices.
“And we have to be very careful about what we say about it because it is not just a crop.”
He says the best way to stay ahead of the corn-corn boom is to keep learning.
“That’s the way to really stay ahead in the world of agriculture,” Pffier says.