Main Street Data estimates 185 million bushels of Iowa corn lost in recent derecho storm – national corn yield forecast still record-breaking at 179 Bu/A

Main Street Data estimates 185 million bushels of Iowa corn lost in recent derecho storm – national corn yield forecast still record-breaking at 179 Bu/A

Iowa corn crop takes a big hit, late in the season. The major derecho storm that damaged a huge swath of Iowa corn on August 10 clocked winds at 140 mph – a force not seen in the Corn Belt for almost a decade. Although winds greater than 74 mph can occur an average of...
Final crop yields can be dramatically affected by temperature and moisture – accounting for these factors, Main Street Data holds steady with 183.8 Bu/A corn forecast

Final crop yields can be dramatically affected by temperature and moisture – accounting for these factors, Main Street Data holds steady with 183.8 Bu/A corn forecast

Crop yields affected by temperature and moisture. As we exit the dog days of summer, crop yields begin to take their final shape. Corn, because it originated as a tropical grass in Mexico, can tolerate very high temperatures for short periods of time – especially if...