Yuma County farmer Byron Weathers anticipates an unusual event this year: making money on his corn crop.
The growing demand for ethanol is the reason.
Like many of his corn-growing colleagues who have suffered through lean years, Weathers plans to plant more of the grain this spring to take advantage of historically high prices.
Colorado farmers will increase their corn acreage this year by a projected 25 percent, the second-highest total since the 1930s.
Nationally, corn planting is expected to grow 15 percent.
The snowy winter also has helped an area where production has been reduced by drought for years.
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