Corn Crop Showing Consistent Growth, But 2 Weeks Behind

(September 6, 2019) — The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) writes that the U.S. corn crop is showing consistent growth in the eastern corn belt, but it remains about two weeks behind schedule compared to an average season. Meanwhile, soybeans have a better ability to recover from adverse conditions, said Michael Newland, director of agri- culture business development at the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
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And while crop harvests may be later in the year due to widespread Midwest flooding last spring, the volume this year remains unclear. In the meantime, weather forecasts through fall have everyone buzzing in the agriculture sector. NPGA and PERC are encouraging propane marketers to communicate with their agriculture customers early and often during the crop-drying season.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) publishes weekly progress reports on planting, fruiting, harvesting, and overall conditions of crops from April to November. The reports summarize selected crop progress by state. NPGA notes that the progress of crops is a helpful point of information in anticipating the demand for pro- pane at harvest time. NPGA Reports summerizes the USDA crop progress tallies, in addition to Inventory Trends data to assist propane marketers in their winter preparations.

(SOURCE: The Weekly Propane Newsletter, Sept. 9, 2019)