Rural America — Respiratory illnesses rise as temperatures drop.
Grain market analysts had big hopes for corn, ahead of Thursday’s release of the October World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. However, the report’s findings were bearish.
Statewide Iowa — Iowa corn production is forecast at 2.52 billion bushels according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Production report. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average 192 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from the September 1 forecast, but down 4 bushels per acre from last year. Corn planted acreage is estimated at 13.5 million acres. An estimated 13.1 million of the acres planted will be harvested for grain.
Late-season rains pushed back seed corn harvest in Iowa.
Statewide Iowa — (RI) — Both of Iowa’s U.S. Senators joined Vice President Mike Pence at an event in central Iowa Wednesday afternoon to tout the benefits of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Read more
Market analysts await the release of the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.