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Mother Nature crushing crop potential
It's been a rough week -- many say the roughest week -- of the crop year, with rocketing temperatures and a lack of rainfall stressing corn and soybeans and, some say, pushing yield potential sharply lower.
"Fields are crashing left and right . . . some have spots dead clear to the top already. Might be one of the biggest seven-day losses in yield in history," says Agriculture.com Marketing Talk adviser Mizzou_Tiger. "Losing 1% every day at this point."
The markets are responding. Though it's been a volatile, up-and-down week, prices have trended higher the last few days, with some analysts saying it could be just the beginning.
How are your crops faring? See the latest crop weather features, discussions, and market analysis here.
LATEST WEATHER/MARKET DISCUSSION
- Corn 'will lose 1 billion bushels by Labor Day'
- '320 acres of nubbins'
- Mother Nature 'making a fool of the crops'
- 6- to 10-day still trending drier
- Signs of corn deterioration?
- Photos: 'Things are a cookin' today'
- Heat reducing bushels or taking shrink?