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August/12/2010

GENERAL CANNED CORN CROP REPORT 2010:

Highlights (by USDA):“Hotter and drier weather overspread the southern Corn Belt has helped corn mature faster.  At the same time, frequent showers maintained enough moisture reserves across the remainder of the Corn Belt, particularly in the upper Midwest.” (by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)

Corn (by USDA):  “By week's end, 97 percent of the Nation’s corn crop was at or beyong the silking stage.  Near to above average temperatures throughout the major corn-producing areas promoted rapid development of the crop during the week.  After all 71 percent of the corn crop was in good to excellent condition.”

“Corn production is forecast at record high 13.4 billion bushels. It is 2 percent from the previous record set in 2009. Through the conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to reach a record high 165.0 bushels per acre. This number is higher than by 0.3 bushel last year's record of 164.7. Forecasted yields are higher than last year across the upper Mississippi Valley and upper Great Lakes region because of moderate temperatures and adequate soil moisture which caused favorable growing conditions.” (by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)

Seneca Crop Report 2010:

IDAHO
The first plantings of sweet corn will silk the first week in August.  Early plantings seem to be uneven. Estimated harvest dates are August 25th to 27th.

WISCONSIN
Corn production ran steady in Wisconsin over the past week. Yields are slightly below budget in all areas except the Mayville growing region with case recoveries below plan. A budget pack remains forecasted. Oakfield has harvested 10 % of their whole kernel pack with Cambria at 18 %.

MINNESOTA
The golden whole kernel pack is underway at all Minnesota plants. First fields are uneven and yields are generally below budget. By the second week in August, the forecast on yields and volume estimates should be more accurately predicted. Initial plant recoveries were also at or below plan.

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