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USFR Weekly Recap - August 24-25, 2013

August 24, 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                          

THIS WEEK ON U.S. FARM REPORT

EPISODE # 2089

AUGUST 24-25, 2013   

 

JOHN’S OPEN:

HELLO AND WELCOME TO U-S FARM REPORT, I'M JOHN PHIPPS. THIS WEEK IS ALL CROP TOUR ALL THE TIME. AND I CAN'T REMEMBER A PROFARMER TOUR UNDER CONDITIONS AS RUGGED AS THIS ONE. SO BEFORE WE GIVE YOU THE NUMBERS LET ME SET SO. FIRST IN ORDER TO HAVE DATA THEY CAN COMPARE YEAR TO YEAR, PROFARMER REPORTED THE STATE TOTALS COMPARED TO THE THREE YEAR AVERAGE. WE ALL KNOW THAT AVERAGE IS SKEWED BY LAST YEAR'S DROUGHT, BUT IT'S JUST THE FORMAT WE USE. SECOND, THIS IS THE CROP POTENTIAL TODAY, AND THE CROP FAR FROM THE BIN THIRD, THE TOUR IS FOCUSSED ON YIELD, NOT ACRES. FINALLY, NOBODY CAN GUESS SOYBEAN YIELDS UNTIL THE NEXT TO LAST PASS WITH THE COMBINE. TIME NOW FOR THE HEADLINES.

HEADLINES:

THANK YOU JOHN. THE 20-13 PRO FARMER MIDWEST CROP TOUR IS IN THE BOOKS, AND THE RESULTS ARE DRAWING MORE ATTENTION THAN EVER BEFORE. LET'S GET RIGHT TO THE NUMBERS. FIRST WE'LL START WITH CORN ESTIMATES. PRO FARMER ESTIMATES THE OVERALL NATIONAL CORN YIELD AT 154 BUSHELS AN ACRE, WITH A TOTAL PRODUCTION OF 13-POINT-FOUR-BILLION BUSHELS. AS FAR AS SOYBEANS PROFARMER PEGS THE AVERAGE YIELD AT 41-POINT-EIGHT BUSHELS AN ACRE WITH A TOTAL PRODUCTION OF THREE-POINT-ONE BILLION BUSHELS. BOTH YIELDS ARE SLIGHTLY BELOW USDA'S AUGUST PREDICTIONS. ONE THING COMPLICATING THE PROCESS THIS YEAR IS THE HIGH NUMBER OF PREVENT PLANT ACRES. PROFARMER TOOK ONE-POINT-EIGHT MILLION OFF OF HARVESTED ACRES FOR CORN AND 800-THOUSAND HARVESTED ACRES OFF OF SOYBEANS TO REFLECT THE PREVENTED PLANT ACRES IN IOWA, MINNESOTA AND NORTH DAKOTA. AS FAR AS THE PROCESS - FOR 21 YEARS, OUR PARTNERS AT PRO FARMER HAVE LED SCOUTS THROUGH SEVEN OF THE TOP CORN AND SOYBEAN STATES IN THE COUNTRY. THEY COLLECT THOUSANDS OF SAMPLES FROM OHIO TO NEBRASKA TO COME-UP WITH ITS FORECAST. THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF EXTREME VARIABILITY AND SLOW DEVELOPMENT, SCOUTS FOCUSED ON CROP POTENTIAL.

CROP WATCH:

AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT CROP SCOUTS ARE SHARING PLENTY OF PHOTOS ALONG THEIR ROUTE. THIS ONE WAS SENT IN FROM CRAWFORD COUNTY IOWA. YOU CAN SEE THE LARGE CRACKS FORMING IN THE GROUND BENEATH THE CROP CANOPY. FARMERS SAY JULY WAS TOO DRY. OUTSIDE THE CORN BELT, THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT THE COTTON CROP. IN NORTHERN ALABAMA CROP REPORTERS SAY A LACK OF SERIOUS SUN AND HEAT HAVE FARMERS THERE WORRIED ABOUT A POTENTIAL FROST BEFORE PLANTS MATURE.
THEY'RE EXPECTING A LATE HARVEST.

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