Dry Weather Stresses U.S. Corn Belt

Should You Be Concerned?

I expect stress levels to improve during the next two weeks as additional rain falls on Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. The rainfall will help the plants grow stronger and overcome initial stress.

The good news is that I don't foresee an appreciable change in the overall weather pattern through early July.

There is reason to be cautious at this point in the growing season, but I am not overly concerned. That is, unless conditions have not drastically improved in the next ten days or so.

Crops tend to defy poor weather conditions. But, ff we get to the last full week of June and large areas of stress are still showing up, it will be time to rethink the 2014 harvest projections.




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