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Wisconsin farmer eyes exports for price support

A farmer in southeastern Wisconsin is looking to the export market to help firm up corn prices.

Ken Rosenow of Oconomowoc is a director on the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board and serves on the Western Hemisphere A-team for the U.S. Grains Council.

He says ethanol plants and livestock producers are two primary customers.

“But I think when you look at the markets every day, if there’s a jump in them it’s because somebody didn’t buy this or somebody did buy (that). So I think exports are really still the main thing that really move the price that we get for our products.”

Mexico is the top destination for U.S. corn, and he tells Brownfield the dispute settlement process over the Mexican GM corn ban is going well.

“The administration was a little slow, but they finally did what needed to be done. So now we just have to let the process move through whatever it needs to do, and hopefully it should come out on our side.”

Brownfield interviewed Rosenow last week during Commodity Classic in Houston, Texas.

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