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CROP PROGRESS

(Posted Mon. Aug 12th, 2013)

Keywords: Crop Progress Production

Aug. 12: Despite slight decreases in the forecasts for overall production and national yield, U.S. farmers are still on track to produce a record corn crop, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates released today. The projected harvest of 13.8 billion bushels of corn fell 187 million bushels from the forecast a month prior as the first survey-based yield forecast fell to 154.4 bushels per acre. If this forecasts is …

(Posted Mon. Jun 17th, 2013)

Keywords: Crop Progress

June 17: With U.S. corn planting complete, the crop is maturing well and continues to appear in good condition according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released today. Since last week, corn emergence rose by seven points to 92 percent, only trailing the five-year average by only five points despite planting delays. “Farmers are watching the weather and monitoring crop progress closely in the hopes that favorable conditions will …

(Posted Mon. Apr 22nd, 2013)

Keywords: Crop Progress

Apr. 22: Cool, wet conditions again delayed planting progress across most of the country according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With only four percent of total corn acres planted by April 21, progress lags far behind this time last year when 26 percent of U.S. corn acres were already in the ground and now trails the five-year average for this point by 12 percentage …