Heat and Dryness Reflected in Declining Corn and Winter Wheat Ratings

May 30, 2012

Conditions declined in both corn and winter wheat on the May 27 USDA crop report, reflecting worsening heat and moisture stress.   Persistent hot spring weather has raised evaporation, sapping field moisture.

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April-May temperatures in the US corn belt have been among the warmest 10% on record.   At the same time, spring rainfall has been 10% below average, leading to a steady decline in field moisture... subscribers continue to full story...

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