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