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Crops are pictured Monday afternoon in a corn field west of Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/Republic)

Corn up, prices down

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It’s been two years since a devastating drought withered crops in the U.S. and sent the price of corn skyrocketing.

Now, U.S. farmers, including those in South Dakota, are preparing to harvest what is expected to be a massive corn crop for the second year in a row, even as the price of corn has tumbled to a level far below where it was a year ago.

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