Outlook dire for U.S. soy bean crop

“It’s been raining way too much for Midwest soybean farmers, and the storms just keep coming,” says agweb.com.

Many of the biggest growing areas in the U.S., the world’s top producer, had their wettest June ever, government data show.

As much as six times the normal amount of rain fell from Missouri to Ohio in the past 30 days, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio had their wettest June ever, Missouri was well above average and top grower Iowa got more than normal, according to data from NOAA.

The US is the world’s largest producer of soy beans, mainly used to feed America’s “factory” poultry, beef and pork.

http://www.agweb.com/article/soybeans-with-wet-feet-spur-rebound-from-lowest-price-in-5-years-blmg/

Thanks to Caroline Snyder for this link


2 thoughts on “Outlook dire for U.S. soy bean crop

  1. This illustrates the fallacy of reliance on bio-fuels (soybeans have been touted as a source for soy-oil diesel).

    Biofuels are weather vulnerable, too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, and production plummets.

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