Harvest is progressing more quickly than average this year. With 6% of acres already complete nationally, many states are progressing well ahead of schedule, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. Ohio has even been home to scattered harvest in a handful of fields around the state, though there was no recorded percentage from USDA.
Corn condition overall remains stable as the growing season nears an end, with no significant changes evident since last week.
“Farmers have faced many difficulties this year, with a long, intense drought impacting much of the Corn Belt in 2012,” said National Corn Growers Association President Garry Niemeyer. “After an early planting season and optimism surrounding the large numbers of acres planted, much of the Midwest saw corn that failed to reach its full potential due to unfavorable weather during critical periods. Despite these setbacks, farmers across the country are drawing upon their inner reserves, resiliently working to make this harvest as abundant as possible for our nation. … Continue readingRead More »