Went to Rogers in Millbury, MA yesterday for corn meal. I was quoted $11.50/50 lb cracked corn and $8.50/50 lb corn meal (not CGM). They mentioned how the ethanol boom has caused corn price inflation. I thought it was curious that the corn meal was so much cheaper. None the less I bought all the corn meal they had. The corn meal was harder to spread but it was nice and fine and should incorporate into the soil quickly (especially since this week it will rain 3-4 days).
I have two other suppliers for cracked corn and will call around to see what their prices are. I paid $8/50 lbs last year for it.
Anyone else seeing dramatic increases in corn costs? Any idea why corn meal would be so much cheaper than cracked corn? Are soybean and alfalfa meals being impacted (I plan on using them this fall).