Crop Ratings in Corn and Soybeans Remain Dismal

August 21, 2012

The USDA’s August 19 crop condition report continued to portray a dire outlook for corn and soybeans.    More than half of United States corn was rated  poor-very poor,  while only 23% was good or excellent.   In United States soybeans, conditions increased very slightly but remained dismal with 31% good-excellent, 32% fair and 37% poor-very poor.    

Crop conditions are similar to 1988, the weather analog for summer drought.   

 

Corn Silage Argues For Worse Production 

The 1988 corn production shrank 38% from similar hot and dry weather.   A very significant amount of corn was never harvested for grain,  instead cut for silage due to poor quality.   The United States corn yield was around 25% below average... subscribers continue to full story...

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