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Corn Crop Prediction

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 interesting news article I came across today:
http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-farmers-planted-most-corn-since-2007-crop-could-slow-food-inflation-20110630,0,6356194.story?track=rss
..and I just love this quote:
this year’s corn crop will be 92.3 million acres, the second-biggest since 1944.”

Now I have a couple problems with that, first… Yep lots of acres planted, I bet if you look it up it’s feed corn. which if you figure in feeding it to cattle/chickens/pigs yep meat prices might go down. Second figuring in the “feed corn” statement again that is GMO corn… YIPPEE!
Then there is my last, but most important problem with this. That number is based on the planted corn, not what has grown and been harvested. We don’t know for sure that every acre that has been planted will grow correctly.
This goes along the “counting chickens before they are hatched” thing. That article states that food inflation will go down because of this, again. Only if… the crop harvests to that amount as well. No one can say with 100% accuracy that this crop will grow exactly like it’s suppose to with no problems.
Maybe people who say that we will be harvesting that much because thatmuch was planted need to go back to the age of 5 when you learned not to plan on everything on your Christmas list appearing under your tree.
So what do you think about this year’s corn crop, like I said before The fields I’ve seen so far have not looked all that great.  So will we have those amounts that this one news company is predicting?  That is what it is a prediction, nothing more.  We will see what comes of it when the corn comes in.
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