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July/15/2010

GENERAL CANNED CORN CROP REPORT 2010:

Highlights (by USDA): Light rain fell across the northern Plains and the eastern Corn Belt.  Dry weather was beneficial on the northern Plains, although below-normal temperatures continued to impede crop development.  In contrast, very warm weather accompanied a drying trend in the eastern Corn Belt, where temperatures remained low enough to prevent significant stress on reproductive summer crops.  Western warmth favored fieldwork and crop development, although cool conditions persisted along and near the immediate California coast. Temperatures averaged well above normal in the Great Lakes region, and northeastern Atlantic Coast States.  Above average temperatures were also experienced in the Pacific Northwest.  Meanwhile, cooler temperatures were experienced throughout much of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains.  Moderate to heavy rains rainfall occurred in the central Great Plains and eastern Corn Belt, helping improve soil moisture levels.  (by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)

Corn (by USDA):  Above average temperatures coupled with adequate soil moisture levels provided ideal growing conditions across much of the Corn Belt.  Nationally, 38% of this year’s corn crop was at or beyond the silking stage by week’s end. Silking was at or ahead of normal pace in all of the 18 major producing States with the exception of Colorado, Nebraska, and South Dakota.  Overall, 73% of the corn crop was reported in good to excellent condition. (by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)

Seneca Crop Report 2010:

IDAHO
Temperatures for this week will average slightly above normal. This will be good for the corn.  Stands look good in general.

WISCONSIN
First tassel estimates indicate 7/22 harvest for conventional corn.  Overall crop is in good condition.

Weather – Last week brought warmer than normal temperatures through out the areas with New York area reaching the upper 90’s latter part of the week.  Rainfall was the heaviest in the northern 2/3 of Wisconsin (with Central Sands, Ripon Mvl growing area and Local Gillet) areas receiving from 1.8 to 4 inches this past week. Balance of the state received – Cumberland 2 inches Antigo – 1.4” Janesville .35”, Princeville 1.4” and Manito .4” this past week.  New York was the driest of all areas and received from .5 to 2” this past Friday.  Forecast for this week continues with scatter showers throughout the week in most areas with normal to slightly above normal temperatures in all growing areas.

MINNESOTA
First GWK sweet corn projected to harvest in MN around July 24th – 25th at Rochester with other frozen plants to follow next.  Sweet corn generally continues to look pretty good overall despite the wet conditions from later June. Temperatures this past week were near normal overall; temperatures this coming week expect to be slightly above normal.

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