WASDE: Higher corn & soybean yields

The January WASDE report was slightly surprising in terms of corn with many expecting more bullish numbers. Instead, USDA raised 2019/20 corn yield to 168.0 bushels per acre (bpa), up 1 bpa from the December estimate. The industry was expecting yield to be 2 [...]

WASDE: Corn, soybean yields, & production lower

USDA estimates 2019/20 U.S. corn harvested acreage at 82.0 million acres, unchanged from the August WASDE report. The corn yield estimate is 168.2 bushels per acre (bpa), down 1.3 bpa from August. Accordingly, corn production is forecast at 13.799 billion bushels, down 102 million [...]

Smaller corn, soybean crop forecasts expected

USDA will publish the next WASDE on Sep. 12, and this year’s report is eagerly anticipated as it will reflect USDA’s first in-field evaluation of the 2019/20 corn and soybean crops. Ahead of publication, the industry is expecting USDA to confirm widespread belief in [...]

Remembering 1993’s Midwest flooding

Heavy precipitation during the fall and winter of 1992/93 saturated Midwestern soil and raised reservoir levels. Then excessive spring and summer rainfall inundated 400,000 square miles, flooding that persisted throughout much of the growing season in the Corn Belt. Iowa was hit very hard [...]

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