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AgDay Daily Recap -September 24, 2013

September 24, 2013
 
 

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2013

 

NEBRASKA FLOODING:

GOOD MORNING I'M TYNE MORGAN, IN FOR CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AS FARMERS IN NEBRASKA RAMP UP TOWARDS HARVEST, NOW THERE ARE CONCERNS LOW-LYING FIELDS COULD FALL VICTIM TO REMNANTS OF THE HISTORIC COLORADO FLOODING.

CROP WATCH:

HEAVY RAINS HAVE BEEN A PROBLEM IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

CROP PROGRESS:

TAKING A LOOK AT THE LATEST CROP PROGRESS REPORT RELEASED YETSERDAY, 7 PERCENT OF THE NATION'S CORN CROP HAS BEEN HARVESTED. THAT'S 9 POINTS BEHIND AVERAGE BUT LAGGING 21 POINTS FROM LAST YEAR'S RECORD PACE. USDA STARTED RECORDING SOYBEAN HARVEST THIS WEEK. IT SHOWS 3 PERCENT IS OUT OF THE FIELD, 6 POINTS BHIND AVERAGE. RICE HARVEST IS ALSO UNDERWAY. 45 PERCENT OF THAT CROP IS OUT OF THE FIELD, 8 POINTS BEHIND AVERAGE AND 25 LOWER THAN LAST YEAR.

CANADA WHEAT:

MEANWHILE, CANADIAN WHEAT PRODUCERS COULD SET RECORDS THIS YEAR. THE CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD TOLD US-AG NET THIS YEAR IS EXCEPTIONAL, EVEN LABELING IT A BUMPER CROP. THE HIGHEST ALL-WHEAT YIELD IN CANADA IS 42 BUSHELS PER ACRE. THIS YEAR, IT'S EXPECTED TO REACH 49 BUSHELS PER ACRE. STATISTICS CANADA EXPECTS THIS YEAR'S CROP TO TOP OUT AT MORE THAN 30 POINT 5 TONS, WHICH IS UP NEARLY 13 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR. USDA HAS PEEGED CANADIAN WHEAT PRODUCTION AT 31 POINT 5 TONNES. THERE'S ALSO TALK CANADA'S CANOLA YIELDS COULD SET RECORDS.

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