07-09-2013 11:42 AM - edited 07-09-2013 11:44 AM
looking at the maps the entire western belt took a turn for the worst. Most of illinois is sucking right now, except for the northern part of illinois around chicago. The best is indiana and ohio, and they are just average. For the maps to read exceptional over indiana and ohio they should be blue-like iowa and minnesota last year. The crop growing areas of the Dakota are in the same boalt as Minnesota and Nebraska is falling off a cliff. We should be into 11 bill if these maps are correct.http://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/smcd/emb/vci/VH/vh
07-09-2013 11:53 AM
07-09-2013 12:36 PM
I believe Ohio's corn showed a decrease over last week's ratings already. The soybeans in Ohio are going downhill fast also with too much rain. If Ohio is the garden spot, the boys in Chicago will soon be buying.
07-09-2013 01:20 PM
What - me worry?!?! If anybody needs rain this year all you have to do is rent a sign that says "Albert Lea - Pop. 18016" on it.
No matter which direction the storms come from that sign will get rained on!!
07-09-2013 01:21 PM
I hear you....I went to pick up some seed pallets at Albert Lea this spring and it rained almost all the while I was there. Not showers...heavy pouring rain. No wonder you have those lakes.
07-09-2013 04:42 PM
if it yields like 2011 the national yield would be 10-13 percent below trend, or 144 to 148 national yield. In reality the national yield would be below this since we have more pp and late planting this year. spring was far worse this year.
07-09-2013 06:38 PM