Corn Conditions Slide as Scouts Move Westward

August 21, 2012 04:58 AM
Corn Conditions Slide as Scouts Move Westward

Corn appears to slip from bad to worse, but still hope for soybeans

Scouts on the eastern leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour saw corn conditions decline as they traveled from Ohio into Indiana this morning. Soybeans, however, might pull through.

Pro Farmer senior market analyst Brian Grete, leader of the Eastern Tour, says yield estimates in Ohio were down from last year's projections for both corn and soybeans.

"As we moved through the state of Ohio, we saw a lot of short corn," Grete says. "Obviously it had faced severe moisture and heat stress throughout the growing season."

However, Grete points out that not all of the fields sampled were in poor shape.

"It's just the fact that the poor samples outnumbered the good or the average samples," he explains. "It was just confirmation of the poor conditions that are out there."

Hear Grete's full analysis:


As the scouts traveled into Indiana this morning, Grete says conditions so far appear to be worse, but final yield numbers will be tabulated at the end of the day, after fields in the western part of the state have been sampled.

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