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AgDay Daily Recap -September 17, 2013

September 17, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

SEPTEMBER 17, 2013

 

CROP PROGRESS:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. IF YOU BELIEVE USDA NUMBERS, THEN FARMERS ARE STARTING TO HARVEST A BETTER-THAN-EXPECTED CORN CROP. WHERE DID THOSE INCREASES COME FROM?

NEBRASKA CONDITIONS ROOK:

MUCH OF THE CORN INCREASE CAME FROM WESTERN CORN BELT AND PLAINS WITH YIELD JUMPS IN SOUTH DAKOTA, NEBRASKA AND KANSAS. THERE WERE ALSO SIGNIFICANT INCREASES ACROSS THE SOUTH. IN NEBRASKA MORE THAN HALF OF THE CROP IS UNDER IRRIGATION WHICH GENERALLY BUFFERS THE IMPACT OF THE STRESS.
REGIONAL REPORTER MICHELLE ROOK LOOKS AT THE PROSPECTS.

CROP PROGRESS:

ACCORDING TO USDA'S CROP PROGRESS REPORT 22 PERCENT OF THE CORN CROP IS NOW MATURE. THAT'S NEARLY 20 POINTS BEHIND THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. ALL OF THE MAJOR CORN PRODUCING STATES ARE BEHIND IN MATURITY EXCEPT FOR TEXAS. JUST 15 PERCENT OF THE IOWA CROP IS MATURE. 5 PERCENT IN MINNESOTA. AS FAR AS HARVEST GOES FOUR PERCENT OF THE NATIONS CORN CROP HAS BEEN CUT. TEXAS AND NORTH CAROLINA ARE LEADING THE CHARGE. THE CORN BELT IS JUST GETTING STARTED. THE CROP CONDITION WAS MOSTLY UNCHANGED. TO SOYBEANS, 26 PERCENT IS DROPPING LEAVES.

CROP WATCH:

THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF FRUSTRATION OVER USDA'S LATEST NUMBERS, AS EVIDENT BY THE CROP COMMENTS ON AGWEB. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS A SMALL SAMPLE IN CROPWATCH, MIKE.

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