Missouri Corn Planting Pushed Back by Wet Conditions

Missouri Corn Planting Pushed Back by Wet Conditions

Wet conditions across Missouri have pushed corn planting back and could result in possible yield loss in the southern part of the state.

The University of Missouri Extension Service says the fieldwork outlook is dim for the rest of the week, with significant statewide rainfall expected to begin Friday.

Monday's USDA crop report says only 8 percent of Missouri corn is in the ground, compared with 24 percent at this time last year and the five-year average of 30 percent.

Crop specialist Bill Wiebold says wetness in southeastern Missouri could cause some yield loss for corn, but farmers in the central and northern parts of the state should be fine if their planting is finished by May 1.

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Spell Check

Herby Hancock
Jackson, MN
4/22/2015 06:58 PM

  To much corn is that why all the end users are begging for it and have a .10 cent basis? Short 70000 contracts it's as low as they can push it. $2.00 corn every farmer would go broke

william crowe
darlington, IN
4/22/2015 08:28 AM

  OOOOOOO TO NONE price down down got to much corn now.$.2.00 next year.YEA


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