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Monday, November 8, 2010

Corn Supply - Meredosia

One sure sign of a bumper crop is the amount of corn stored on the ground.  While this years crop is a decent one, it did not meet expectations.  My thoughts early on were that we were set up for a record crop because of early planting and generous moisture.  It turned out the moisture was too high.  Below is a photo of corn stored on the ground at the Barge loading facility at Meredosia on the Illinois River.  This is one of the few places I have seen corn on the ground and it looks like the storage is sophisticated enough that where it is stored is not a factor in grain quality.  Also I expect that the grain will be loaded on barges and shipped to New Orleans as soon as barges become available. 

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