WASDE Reports Record High Corn Yield
August 18, 2020
The latest WASDE report, issued last Wednesday, has corn yield estimates greater than what the market was expecting.  The trade was expecting a report of about  180.5 bushels per acre as a national average yield, but the WASDE report was 1.3 bushels more at 181.8. If that becomes reality, then that would be a 14.4-bushel increase year-over-year, or nearly 10% higher than last year. This would be a  new national record corn yield by US farmers and implies a total corn harvest of about 15.3 billion bushels, another a new record.
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