Breaking the Corn Barrier Like a Tiger Woods of corn growing, Francis Childs of Manchester, Iowa regularly obliterates the competition in corn yield contests. This year, he passed the previously unthinkable level of 400 bushels per acre. As NPR's Dan Charles reports, it's as if Roger Bannister broke the four-minute-mile while everyone else was a whole minute behind.
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Like a Tiger Woods of corn growing, Francis Childs of Manchester, Iowa regularly obliterates the competition in corn yield contests. This year, he passed the previously unthinkable level of 400 bushels per acre. As NPR's Dan Charles reports, it's as if Roger Bannister broke the four-minute-mile while everyone else was a whole minute behind.