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Corn crop goes up and down with the weather

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PASCO, Wash.-- Local corn is selling well this year, but this summer's weather had it's ups and downs for farmers.

Cool Slice produce stand in Pasco has lots of customers buying corn. They sell around six hundred fifty ears a day. But with the cooler start to the season and then a quick shift to above average temperatures, it's created many changes in the planting results and will likely lead to the corn season ending a little early this year.

"Warmed up fast and then it seemed like I had a little bit too much corn and I got stuck with a little bit. Then went into the next planting and the next planting was fine. Then it got really hot again and then it seemed like I had a little bit of over ripe," says Willis G. Schinkelshoek, Cool Slice owner.

Willis estimates he'll stop selling about a week earlier this year in September.

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