What a sad tale. All that hype about corn and ethanol sucking farmers, both honest and greedy, into the go long corn camp. They ended up paying 2x as much for diesel, 3x as much for fertilizer (or more), and anywhere from 25% to 75% for everything else (equipment, seed, etc.) to obtain bumper corn yields per acre, and gave up on other, more stable crops, as they used nearly all or all their land for corn planting. And now they are going to crash and burn. Lesson for the day: Whether you're an equity trader or farmer, diversify your portfolio.