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Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor

Wednesday 08/22/12

Corn Test Weight Will Be a Concern
Test weight for corn is being affected by this year's drought, and that could affect farmers' profits.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:11PM CDT 08/22/12 | Post a Comment
Comments (3)
Katie Ear count is from how big of area,or what length of row .Never seen yield figured like that before.
Posted by Raymond Simpkins at 4:35PM CDT 08/22/12
typicall, Iowa and Illinois "noise" farmers complaining
Posted by Unknown at 8:44PM CDT 08/22/12
I had noticed the kernal size and test weight issues from the daily tweets and updates on the tour. The real question is how mucuh will this effect the overall size of the crop? The one Nebraska update showed the dryland versus irrigated kernals and showed the ProFarmer yield of 100 bus. and when the farmer combined it he got 45 bus just due to the kernal size. This doesn'te even count test weight. the difference between 56 lb corn and 52 lb corn is 7.5%. The question that will not be answeded by the ProFarmer test is how large will the national crop be in billion bushels will all of this taken into account.
Posted by WESLEY HITCHCOCK at 7:50AM CDT 08/24/12
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