Harvest Prices & Large Corn Crop plus Help with Wildfires. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.
USDA's Risk Management Agency announced approved harvest prices for the 2013 crop year for revenue protection insurance plans within the Common Crop Insurance Policy for wheat, barley, fall canola, and rapeseed in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. For producers who bought a 2013 crop year Revenue Protection or Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion policy, the harvest price is used to determine the calculated revenue. Producers should contact their insurance agent to learn more program details related to these price announcements.
Paul Bertels, Vice President of Production and Utilization, National Corn Growers Association spoke with reporters yesterday as part of a renewable fuels industry update and his main message was there will a lot of corn this year.
BERTELS: We do have a huge corn crop coming this year. Is it going to be a record? Maybe, maybe not but we are going to have more than enough corn to meet all the demands plus we're going to see a significant increase in carry out stocks.
USDA's Crop Production report projected a corn crop this year of 13.7 billion bushels harvested. Bertles says it's doubtful that the harvest will reach that level but will still be significant.
Now helping to contain wildfires. Susan Carter has more.
Thanks Susan. That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.