The Agriculture Department’s October crop report released recently shows a reduction in the U.S. corn crop compared to the September report, mainly because of a drop in the estimate for harvested acres.
USDA estimates farmers will produce 12.433 billion bushels of corn this year, down from 12.497 billion bushels in the September estimate.
In the October report, USDA estimates corn farmers will harvest 83.9 million acres, a drop of 452,000 acres from the September estimate.
While the 2012 Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival supplied Ruston and Lincoln Parish with plenty of juicy peaches during its two-day run June 22 and 23, it also managed to supply the area with the biggest economic impact of any Peach Festival in its 62-year history.
According to the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, this year’s festival brought in approximately $5.3 million, meaning it topped the previous Peach Festival high set in 2006 of approximately $4.6 million.