We are confronted with the rapidly rising cost of corn. This past winter our corn costs increased 75 percent from the previous year. Shelled corn was running about $100 for 2,000 pounds in 2005 and increased to about $175 for 2000 pounds in 2006. It is estimated that it will cost over $200 or more this winter. The obvious conclusion is that each chapter will have to tighten their winter program.