Corn rating decline surprises some analysts
June 16, 2020 By Ken Anderson Filed Under: Crops, Crops, News
The four percent decline in the corn condition rating in Monday’s crop progress report surprised some analysts.
The nationwide good to excellent rating for corn fell from
75 to 71 percent.
Rich Nelson with Allendale says the biggest declines were in
the western Corn Belt.
“Colorado fell by 26 percent in just one week, Nebraska by
12, Texas by 10 and Kansas by 6,” Nelson says
And while it’s still very early in the growing season,
Nelson says it has caused a slight shift in thinking about this year’s crop.
“It certainly helped us move from a very strong comparison
year—years with a higher than trend yield—and now we’re dipping just below that
Nelson says traders will be closely monitoring weather forecasts over the next couple of weeks for potentially hot conditions in July.
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