The conditions are rated “good to excellent” for only 55 percent of the corn and 47 percent of the soybeans.
Ill., farmer says,”This is the worst weather you could have for the wheat crop.”
The corn crop could leave you paying more to heat your home this winter, but the key word is “could.”
Soggy and/or cold soil is to blame in nation’s midsection
Figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show Missouri farmers produced an estimated 435 million bushels of corn last year, up 76 percent from 2012.
Federal officials are proposing lifting restrictions on the use of some genetically modified seeds.
“Ehen a government agency answers basically what Big Oil wants and how much they want to blend, that’s a concern”
The Associated Press found ethanol production results in less land conservation and more farm fertilizer runoff.
Missouri lawmakers blocked a proposal Wednesday that could have allowed greater amounts of ethanol to be blended into the gasoline sold for most vehicles.
The weekly report says just 1 percent of the corn crop has been harvested, compared with 42 percent at the same time last year and a five-year average of 13 percent.