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Kevin Van Trump has over 20 years of experience in the grain and livestock industry.
Corn traders are also questioning yields. The problem is we planted 97.4 million acres of corn, the most in 77 years, so yields don't have to be "stellar" to produce a record large crop. Do you realize we have increased our planted corn acres by 24% here in the US since 2006? Anyway you slice it thats a big number and one that unfortunately is going to keep some type of lid on prices. For those who are trying to best judge yield losses or damage to the crop, I have included some information from Purdue in regards to yield loss estimates when corn dies due to premature death, which some producers are now looking at because of the recent "flash drought."
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