Early harvest in the Eastern Corn Belt has been widely variable. Ag Watch Market Advisors President Dewey Strickler says farmers are making good progress. “We’re probably 30 to 40 percent done with corn shelling. We’ve got some corn that hasn’t done well. Other corn did extremely well. Overall, producers are mostly satisfied.” Strickler says summer temperature were a factor in the variable yields. “We have plenty of moisture, but we had consistent 90-degree temperatures. It beat the crop. When the temperatures are that hot over time, it shuts down the plant.”
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