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Do Early-Season Condition Ratings Matter?

June 15, 2012
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor

 

The USDA crop condition ratings coming out now are essentially a beauty contest, says Greg Wagner, president of GWX – Ag Advisors. "There’s no correlation between what a good or excellent rating for corn and final yield."
 
He says as the season progresses, the ratings do have linkages. "The tricky thing is that the market will trade those numbers throughout the season." (See this week's USDA's crop condition ratings.)
 
Listen in as he discusses the topic with AgDay’s Al Pell:
 

 

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What is the condition of your crop? Share your report with AgWeb's Crop Comments.

Read Wagner's blog: Even Keel Ag Perspectives

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RELATED TOPICS: Corn, Marketing, USDA, Analysis

 
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PullMyFinger - Chappell, NE
Do the USDA ratings EVER matter? No.
6:01 PM Jun 15th
 



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