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August/20/2009

GENERAL CANNED CORN CROP REPORT 2009:

Highlights: There was 2” of rain recorded in the Eastern Plains and the Western Corn Belt. It helped the growing of the corn crops from the short term dryness of the soil crusting in the Central Corn Belt. Northern Intermountain West in Stanley, ID had a chilly record last week of 24 degrees F on August 15, 2009.

Corn: Silking advance 7% last week reaching 96% completed. It was 1% behind last year and 2% behind the 5 year average. 20% of corn began silking last week at Michigan and Dakotas. The biggest delay of corn silking was at Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Minnesota. They were 27% behind normal. 68% of corn crop was rated in good to excellent condition. This was 1% better than last year.

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Seneca Crop Report 2009:

Buhl, ID: Regular Corn started to harvest on August 17, 2009. 1545 acres of Supersweet Corn have silked. Supersweet Corn will start harvest around September 5, 2009 or September 6, 2009. The variety for 2009 corn crops is 57% of 601, 29% of 1477, 5% of Magnum II, 4% of 63, 3% of 604 and 2% of 613. Temperature last week was in low 90’s degrees F throughout the week and weekends was in 70’s degrees F. Predicted temperature this week is in 90’s degrees F and will get to 80’s degrees F by Sunday.

Cambria & Oakfield, WI: Supersweet Corn will start around August 25, 2009. The variety for 2009 corn crops at Cambria is 35% of 1477, 13% of 60, 8% of Magnum II and 44% of Overland. The variety for 2009 corn crops at Oakfield is 41% of 1477, 38% of Overland, 13% of 60 and 8% of Magnum II. There was 2” of rainfall measured in the growing areas last week. Temperature was above normal temperature for the first time since the end of June. Predicted forecast of this week will be near normal at the beginning of the week and cooler temperature towards the end of the week. Also rainfall is expected for this week.

Blue Earth & Rochester, MN: Supersweet Corn harvest in Blue Earth will be 4 to 5 days behind due to cooler weather. Estimation time to start harvest will be around August 25, 2009. Estimating harvest will be done around September 15, 2009. The variety for 2009 corn crops at Blue Earth is 55% of 1477, 43% of 8357 and 5% of Magnum II. There was rainfall all across the growing area last week. Blue Earth measured 0.42” of rainfall last week. Rochester measured 0.13” of rainfall last week. Temperature was above normal last week. Predicted forecast for this week will be normal at the beginning of the week and below normal towards the end of the week.

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