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A stand of corn off U.S. Highway 18 just east of Olivet offers the promise of a bumper harvest. (Ross Dolan/Republic)

Farmers could see record corn crop

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By JEFF WILSON

Bloomberg News

CHICAGO — U.S. farmers are poised to reap their biggest-ever corn crop, expanding global stockpiles to the most in 13 years and spurring hedge funds and other speculators to make record bets that prices will keep slumping.

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