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July/22/2011

GENERAL CANNED CORN CROP REPORT 2011:

Highlights (from USDA): Temperatures in the central and southern Plains were very high; up to 10 degrees above normal. The eastern Corn Belt received some rain, and the Midwest enjoyed sunshine and good soil moisture. The southern Plains region is still relatively dry, and temperatures are surpassing record levels. (from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)

Corn (from USDA): In Minnesota, intermittent rain and thunderstorms this week ended the longest stretch of dry weather so far this summer. Heavy rainfall caused flood warnings in areas of Minnesota near the Sauk Rivers. As a result, there were 3.8 days this week were suitable for fieldwork. Crop development was good due to warm weather throughout the week.

In Wisconsin, weather was extremely good for crop development. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork, and all crops enjoyed warm weather. Strong winds early in the week flattened corn in some areas, and there have been some reports of wind damage. Corn yields are predicted to be lower in counties with wind damage. (from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)

SENECA CROP REPORT 2011

WISCONSIN

Regular corn in Rochester is rapidly moving along with Janesville. The past week brought general rain to the northern part of Wisconsin, scattered rainfall in southern Wisconsin and Illinois, along with heat in all areas. The forecast for this week is temperatures in the 90’s throughout all growing areas with scattered thundershowers.

MINNESOTA

Temperatures for the past week were generally above normal. We are expecting temperatures to be well above normal this coming week. High temperatures are generally forecast to be in the mid to upper 90s much of this week.

The first regular corn fields have tasseled and began silking this week. Seneca is planning to harvest the first regular corn in the last few days of July at Rochester (cream), followed by Blue Earth’s regular corn harvest about August 5th. The schedule for Blue Earth sweet corn will be announced shortly.


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