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2013 Growing Season Outlook Positive from Midwest to East Coast

Friday, March 15, 2013

From the Midwest to the East Coast, weather patterns could support strong crop production in 2013
From the Midwest to the East Coast, weather patterns could support strong crop production in 2013


With planting season beginning or right around the corner for most agricultural producers, the 2013 growing season is expected to be favorable for most, including corn producers in the Midwest. This is according to a recent AccuWeather story highlighting weather patterns across the United States.

The weather pattern being seen this March is greatly different from last March, according to the story. The large amount of snow and rain this winter has set the table for a positive outlook into the early summer from parts of the Plains across to the East Coast, regions historically responsible for corn production. From the story, “A bumper crop of corn alone later this summer could eventually reduce the pressure on grain, livestock feed and many consumer prices in general.”

The expected favorable weather conditions pair with speakers at the 2013 U.S. Agriculture Forum’s positive economic outlook for 2013. “The outlook for 2013 calls for a rebound in crop yields resulting in record production levels for corn and soybeans, and by autumn 2013, lower prices for most grains and oilseeds. Lower crop prices should lead to lower feed costs and improved profitability for the livestock, dairy and poultry sectors.”

The AccuWeather report and statements from thought leaders at the 2013 Ag. Forum indicates a very positive outlook for agriculture producers in 2013. The Midwest to the East Coast is expected to be fertile for corn growing thanks to an abundance of rain and snow this winter.

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