I would say adequate moisture now in the ground to fill out ears. Rows are shaded causing less evaporation. Good, broad, significant rains lately.
The 14 day forecast for central IA shows nothing above 90 degrees - the heart of the pollination period. Seed corn detasselers are in full swing.
IL had a wide area of corn laid down by wind, but it'll probably just gooseneck and should recover to make it a pain to combine.
Pretty convinced we have already seen 2016 price highs.
Unless they locked some in at higher prices, farmers will lose money with $3 corn.
Has enough corn been moved off the farm to make room for this crop?
*only my humble opinion*
Iowa generates more gallons of ethanol than it consumes in gallons of gas.
"is nine years long enough to eliminate hope?"
It only took Obama 7.5 years.
(Sorry, couldn't resist) :o)
The article does not say "economic viability" at what price.
I'll continue to watch, but CCJ is at it's lowest price in more than a decade - opportunity or omen?
..., by James Conca, on nearing economic viability for extracting uranium from seawater - perpetually. According to the article, the US DOE is in the lead over research programs of Japan & China.
Any truth to it? I have been waiting for an entry point in CCJ, but this gives me pause.
Hopefully a coincidence, but my avg price is 6.66.
My opinion - significantly more upside to downside.
If approval happens, I may sell some covered calls after the price settles.
We shall see.
Strictly speculative. I think the odds are better than a coin flip.
Being a male north of 55, I can see the benefits and convenience of the pill form T. IMO, the one dose a day would have the greatest demand - if approved.
We shall see.
Just an Iowa farm boy that works in the industry and travels 14 states in the upper midwest. Corn may be knee high in some places, but not here.
I did see head high corn in NE KS late last week that was rolling (self preservation from heat). Harvestors were going like mad all through KS at what looked like a record wheat harvest.
Corn plants are capable of sinking deep roots for water. I have heard in excess of 20'.
It's amazing how tough and resilient the new varieties are. If it weren't for genetic engineering (GMO), there would be a lot more people in the world dying of starvation.
The key at this point is heat (or lack of), not moisture.
Mild temps are forecast throughout much of the cornbelt the next 10 days. Corn won't be knee high, it will be shooting tassels and silk. Moderate temps and low dew points will help in pollination. Plants will find to the water to fill ears, and there is sufficient subsoil moisture in the vast majority of the cornbelt.
Agree, way too early to place a bet. We may have already seen the 2016 high price for corn. Crops look very good.