CORN PRICES UP ON STABLE SUPPLIES CHICAGO — Corn futures jumped about 20% during the past week and a half, and were up more than $2.20 over June lows of $3.60. The surge followed a U.S. Department of Agriculture report, which estimated that this year's corn harvest would be about 3% smaller than the harvest of 2009, due partly to moisture damage to many corn plants. Last year's harvest set a U.S. record at 13.2 billion bushels, and if the USDA's current estimates for this year's crop are ...
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