UP: Corn. Although the summer drought hurt the corn crop, the dire predictions from earlier this fall turned out to be overblown. Farmers collectively produced 125 bushels an acre this year - the lowest yield since 1996, but much better than 1988's crop, which produced only 67 bushels per acre. Joe Speich, an agronomist with Landmark Services Cooperative's Evansville office, tells the Wisconsin State Journal: "I think everybody is looking at the numbers and saying this wasn't their best year, but it was a decent year."
DOWN: Occupy Madison. Several homeless people are ticketed by county officials for camping at Lake View Hill County Park, defying an order to leave.