Corn becoming king in Upper Midwest as acres riseRobert Stover has been raising corn all his life in eastern North Dakota.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Robert Stover has been raising corn all his life in eastern North Dakota.
His grandfather, Frank Stover, brought ears of corn with him from Indiana when he moved to the Larimore, N.D., area in 1901, and subsequent generations of the Stover family have kept raising it.
“We've always had it,” said Robert Stover, 59.
When Bob Finken was growing up in western North Dakota, he never thought about raising corn. The crop just wasn't viable there.
Now it is. This spring, for the first time, the 53-year-old Finken, a Douglas, N.D., farmer, will be planting corn.
“It's time to try it,” he said.