(Posted Wed. Jun 12th, 2013)

Keywords: WASDE Crop Production

Jun. 12: Despite weather-related planting delays this year, U.S. farmers are still on track to produce a record corn crop, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates released today. While the report projects average yields will not break previous records at 156.5 bushels per acre, strong yields coupled with record plantings will help farmers produce a record total corn supply of 14.0 billion bushels, three billion bushels more than last year. “While projections were lowered to reflect the anticipated impact planting delays will have upon our corn crop, the fact that U.S. farmers are anticipated to produce a record crop even facing such obstacles is a testament to the tenacity of farmers and innovation of agribusiness,” said National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson. “Farmers merge cutting-edge technology and ever-improving practices to create a dynamic industry capable of operating at a level unthinkable only a few decades prior. Now, we wait to see how...