Two Corn Yield Myths in 2017

by David A. Widmar

Large yields and growing grain stocks have been a driving force of commodity markets in recent years. Given the multi-year pressure on commodity prices, the annual question of ‘how big will the crop be’ seems to be even more relevant this year. While there is a lot of growing season – and planting – that remains, speculation began months ago. This week’s posts looks at two myths we’ve heard in recent months about yields and the 2017 corn crop. Continue reading

Trends in World Corn Production

by Brent Gloy

Following last week’s analysis of the trends in global corn consumption, this week we look at global corn production.  We examine which countries are the most important corn producers and how production area and yields have changed.  Much like corn consumption, a small number of countries dominate corn production.  This makes what happens in these countries particularly important to corn supplies in the short and long term. Continue reading

How Big Could a Monster Corn Crop Be?

By David A. Widmar

Overall, June 2014 was a wet month. Some may argue too wet; others will reply ‘rain makes grain.’ While it’s too early to really know how big (or small) the corn crop might be, it’s a great time to think about the potential.

Thinking about potential, we asked ourselves how big could a monster corn crop really be?

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