rootworm http://iowapublicradio.org en Calm before the Corn http://iowapublicradio.org/post/calm-corn <p>Corn has been good to farmers. Helping fuel a boom in the ag sector. And as this year&rsquo;s record corn forecast indicates, Midwestern farmers can&rsquo;t seem to plant enough of the grain. Even with concerns growing about the effectiveness of today&rsquo;s high-tech genetically engineered seeds, farmers aren&rsquo;t backing down.</p><p>The land is dry and the wind blows hard in Sac County, Iowa.&nbsp; For Darwin Bettin&nbsp;it&rsquo;s a good day to be inside selling insurance. He also farms 500 acres of corn and soybeans in western Iowa.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Clay Masters 2297 at http://iowapublicradio.org Calm before the Corn