It's already 2014 in Sydney. And 15 minutes away from it in Tokyo and Seoul.
Corn farmers in Minnesota and elsewhere around the U.S. produced a record crop. But the flip side was a huge plunge in prices they were paid for it. And for anyone who tried to play the corn trade, 2013 was a year to forget, as this reporter from Quartz points out.
The leading ag news service says the drop in prices for corn, also other grains and soybeans, was the year's top story.