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Grains rally as the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour gets underway and early reports suggest the...

Grains rally as the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour gets underway and early reports suggest the USDA's low estimated corn and bean yields could be optimistic. DTN's Katie Micik reports her Ohio route averaged 104.4 bu/acre (corn) vs. the USDA state estimate of 126. Pam Smith: "You know the corn is bad when you can see the scouts." CORN +1.4%, SOYB +1%.
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  • Ohio dry, irrigated corn is good; not much available. soybeans good.
    20 Aug 2012, 12:35 PM Reply Like
  • This cannot be surprising to anyone who was paying attention over the last three months.
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    Wait until they get to Iowa, where the USDA estimated 141 bu/acre and the state is likely to ring in below 100.
    20 Aug 2012, 01:20 PM Reply Like
  • Riding a bike across the state of Iowa gives one a long look at Iowa cornfields - agree with previous comment.
    20 Aug 2012, 06:44 PM Reply Like
  • Corn crop in Central & Southern Illinois is terrible. Missouri same way. The irrigated fields are OK (Missouri NW and SW) but due to extreme heat the pollination process was very spotty. The corn that was planted very early is probably average (irrigated fields). Cattle forage is terrible throughout MO. In Columbia MO we have had no measurable rainfall in two months.
    20 Aug 2012, 06:57 PM Reply Like
  • Yes, irrigated cornfields are okay but non-irrigated cornfields are really bad from severe drought conditions.
    20 Aug 2012, 08:22 PM Reply Like
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