Weekly cornbelt crop update {August 3, 2013}

The Snapshot Tour is a daily call hosted by Jay Calhoun of Colgan Commodities covering crop progress and weather updates across the Corn Belt.. This is a summary of this week’s conversations. 

Maumee, Ohio

NW Ohio believes they are on target for one of their best crops ever.  On a recent trip across a 10 county area, the evidence of dark green consistency and evenness across the entire crop just confirms that they are in the garden belt of the corn crop this year.

Henderson, KY

The crop both north and south of the Ohio river remained steady this week.  They could use some moisture, and they have a good crop, but not one of their best ever.

Greenville, OH

The crops in the western central portion of Ohio continue to look outstanding overall.  While there is a dry pocket in northern Darke county, overall optimism is very high. 

Logansport, IN

Conditions remain “pretty much ideal” for north central Indiana.  Early yield reports are showing 200+. 

Champaign, ILL

Again, the majority of the state looks very good.  The crop remains steady, but rain will be welcome.  Our reporter, who farms near the Illinois-Indiana line feels they are on tap for one of their best crops in quite a while.  Certainly, southern parts of Illinois have struggled, and need rain. 

Bird Island, MN

The conditions have stared to decline this week for west central MN.  They need a good rain as beans are curling and corn is showing some stress.  There is no rain in the 5 day forecast.

Anselmo , NE

Parts of Nebraska received some very heavy storms with damaging hail last night.  But, the moisture was quite welcome and the optimism for a great crop remains high. 

Sheldon, IA

The NW region saw showers yesterday  There was about a 40% coverage south of Sheldon, with most areas getting a half inch.  They still have good potential, but the crop is far from made yet.  They need a drink and heat.

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