Potential for Corn Production Losses from an Early Freeze

  • 30 Jul 2013
  • By The Hightower Report
  • Topics: Agriculture

Examining Potential Losses in the 5 Major Corn Producing States

With this year's planting progress far behind the average pace, concerns about potential corn production losses from an early freeze have begun to surface. We decided to research potential crop losses at different probability levels, based on various average first freeze dates in the 5 major corn planting states: Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

The combined 5-state chart indicates that a first fall freeze occurring on September 17 has the potential to cause a loss of 1279.70 million bushels of production.

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