Poor Yields after Summer Drought and Extreme Weather

The summer drought’s hefty toll on American crops © Rory Doyle/Bloomberg News

Revelations 18:23 ‘For the merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.’

Important Takeaways:

  • The summer drought’s hefty toll on American crops
  • Drought conditions and extreme weather have wreaked havoc on many row crops, fruits and vegetables, with the American Farm Bureau Federation suggesting yields could be down by as much as a third compared with last year.
  • This year’s hard red winter wheat crop was the smallest since 1963, the bank’s analysts said. In Texas, cotton farmers have walked away from nearly 70 percent of their crop because the harvest is so paltry, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • American corn is on track to produce its lowest yield since the drought of 2012
  • The California rice harvest is half what it would be in a normal year, an industry group said.

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