Start Date

1-12-2015 12:00 AM

Description

Corn yield per acre has been more erratic from 2001-2014 than was experienced from 1981-2000. The year to year volatility of soybean yield is similar to that of corn. The consistency of the pattern of favorable and adverse production years indicates that the management of “weather related risk” to production and marketing during the coming decade will likely be increasingly important to farm profits.

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

Extreme weather for crops: Too dry, too wet, and even ideal

Corn yield per acre has been more erratic from 2001-2014 than was experienced from 1981-2000. The year to year volatility of soybean yield is similar to that of corn. The consistency of the pattern of favorable and adverse production years indicates that the management of “weather related risk” to production and marketing during the coming decade will likely be increasingly important to farm profits.