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Oct 28, 2009
Precip numbers as a percentage of normal from the beginning of October to the 24th for the US:

Illinois 259%

Iowa 244%

Indiana 206%

Minnesota 278%

Nebraska 182%

Missouri 244%

Ohio 151%

Wisconsin 215%

Michigan 163%

Kentucky 229%

Tennessee 214%

Arkansas 258%

Kansas 160%

Oklahoma 130%

Texas 99%

South Dakota 212%

North Dakota 142%

It’s no wonder why report of more disease, mold, and damage is showing up, along with lighter test weights being reported to the west & northwest portion of the corn belt.

Crop Size has ultimately been reduced because of it, but the question remains “what was the crop size”? We may never really get an accurate count considering how late crops will get harvested, without any crop insurance claims relative to yields, and what will the harvested acres be???

Patrick C. O`Meara
Vice President - Operations
ProPartners Financial
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