Jerry Gulke DTN Columnist
Mon Jul 8, 2013 08:35 AM CDT

Early-season production potential is a very fluid item as struggling crops can respond positively to favorable weather as well as negatively if adverse weather occurs. The most significant yield-determining portion of the growing season lies ahead as corn yields dominantly are affected by July and August weather. While the National Agriculture Statistics Service will wait until August to estimate yields and crop potentials for corn and soybeans, USDA should have enough evidence to increase corn yields and leave soybeans unchanged in their July report Thursday.

Based on crop development as of July 1, and expectations for the good/excellent ratings to ...

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