With the downturn in the soybean market, corn acreage is expected to expand in 2019. Beyond the market situation, NorthStar Genetics Regional Sales Manager Kyle Krump says yield will be a consideration for next year. “When these guys are sitting in the combines and bringing all those bushels in, I’d say they’re pretty optimistic about planting corn next year.” Mother Nature threw everything at this year’s crop. “We went from guys planting early to guys planting well into the month of June; from drought to too much water,” said Krump. “Our first seed production field came off August 27 and there’s still beans out in the field so there are a lot of variables that we’re seeing.” NorthStar Genetics and Kluis Commodities are hosting a series of meetings called Partners in Profit.