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Cory Eich, of Epiphany, stands near a field of his corn in early September and talks about the 2013 corn harvest. (Luke Hagen/The Daily Republic)

Despite late-season heat, record corn production anticipated

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EPIPHANY -- Cory Eich grabbed a corn cob off the stalk during a warm September afternoon and pulled out his pocket knife, slicing deep into a kernel.

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"This heat really has moved things along," said Eich, 54, showing with his knife how the late-August and early-September heat affected the kernel's color and hardness. "Until three weeks ago, we were living the dream."

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