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Record: Virginia produces world's biggest corn harvest

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Virginia,Food and Drink,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Agriculture
Updated December 30: Virginia, long known as tobacco country, has a new title: Corn king. A farmer from near Richmond broke the 12-year-old Iowa record of 442 bushels of corn per acre with 454 bushels, nearly three times the average of 160 bushels nationally. It was declared the world record by the National Corn Growers Association. “That kind of gets your heart,” said Charles City grain farmer...