Corn Commentary

Corn is Coming Along

ky-corn-14There are a few states that are still struggling, but overall the corn crop is off to a great start.

Lots of farmers were in the fields over the Memorial Day holiday, planting over one fourth of the nation’s crop last week to tie the five year average at 88 percent, according to USDA. Emergence is catching up with 60 percent of the crop out of the ground, just four points behind the average.

“Modern farm technology allowed farmers across the country to spring into action and plant at a pace unimaginable just a few decades ago,” said National Corn Growers Association President Martin Barbre of Illinois. “America’s corn farmers can plant faster, taking better advantage of shorter windows of time, and this definitely benefits America’s economy and consumers in the end. Today, we can produce abundance in the face of adversity.”

Check out the Wall Street Journal’s look about “Planting Corn at Warp Speed” - people need to know this stuff!