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Corn Crop 2011

There is a lot of apprehension in the upper Midwest about the condition & size of the 2011 corn crop.  Many dealers & farmers have shared concerns that the yields will not match up with what we have come to expect, or with the market demands.

Why not?  Many factors, including:

  • Delays in getting the crop planted in many areas
  • Slow growth & development due to cool growing conditions
  • Significant flooding along the Mississippi & Missouri river corridors, and their tributaries
  • Very warm conditions during the critical month of July.  Pollination & grain fill typically happens in July
  • Drought in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas & the southern Plains.  This has moved east & north into Illinois, Indiana & Ohio recently
  • Summer storms with high wind & hail.  I have heard of at least several hundred acres in IA & NE that were destroyed by a storm last night. http://meteorologicalmusings.blogspot.com/

The beef industry is already preparing itself for smaller corn supplies.  Will cattle feeders use less corn in the future?  Here's 1 opinion: http://beefmagazine.com/cowcalfweekly/0819-beef-industry-transition-away-corn/

How are crops in your area?  What is the outlook?

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