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1-12-2011 12:00 AM

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Corn harvest is nearly complete in Iowa as I write this, 19 days ahead of the 5-year normal and slightly behind that of last year (USDA-NASS, 2011a). Many farmers already report corn and soybean yields are “better than expected.” Does that mean the crop is turning out better than they expected at planting, in early July, in early August?

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

Long silks, short pollen… a long year?

Corn harvest is nearly complete in Iowa as I write this, 19 days ahead of the 5-year normal and slightly behind that of last year (USDA-NASS, 2011a). Many farmers already report corn and soybean yields are “better than expected.” Does that mean the crop is turning out better than they expected at planting, in early July, in early August?