100 million bushels of corn lost to snow


Update: USDA releases report.

“Heavy snow in parts of the Midwest could cause as much as 100 million bushels of the 2009 corn crop to be lost. According to analysts in several Corn Belt states, a significant number of acres were yet to be harvested when snow came in December. Now, with the storm that struck the first week of January adding more snow, a lot of the corn still in the field will be there for the rest of the winter. It likely won’t be harvested until spring and significant yield loss will occur.” (source)

The USDA releases its annual crop production summary estimates for 2009 January 12, 2010.

See also: 2010 Food Crisis

UPDATE: This article from The Guardian says “Food prices to soar” as the effects of the Big Freeze become evident.

11 Responses

  1. I don’t recall global warming ever killing 100 million bushels of any food. Seems I do recall from my 3rd grade science class that warmer temps grow things, cold kills them. Maybe that dumbass global warming cult needs to take elementary school over again.

  2. I had no idea they harvested corn that late in the season.
    I wonder what type of corn it is? Dent or sweet?

    As the earth continues to cool, as we are well past the half way point in this interglacial period, there will be less and less land available for the production of crops, and far too many people crowded along the gulf coast. The invasion of Mexico will be inevitable.

    • I had no idea they harvested corn that late in the season.
      I wonder what type of corn it is? Dent or sweet?

      Good question, I hadn’t thought of that. Was it cattle food, car food or people food?

      • all of the above

      • The cattle food and car food is the same. In both the dry and wet milling processes, high grade feed product is made for cattle and poultry, as well as a number of beneficial products such as C02 and salt substitutes for de-icing.
        It’s the corn starch that is needed to make the ethanol.
        Turning cows loose into those fields of ruined corn would be an excellent idea, as the high grade fertilizer they leave behind is good for the land.
        That’s what we always did after we harvested the corn, let the cows into the field to munch on the stalks and poop it out.

  3. This is not good. It’s Bush’s fault still…isn’t it??

    • But of course!

    • I heard there is a huge black vulture infestation in Virginia.
      Bush did it!

      • We have turkey vultures around these parts, so I blame Obama.
        No offense to the turkey vultures.

      • Bar, you are hereby required to report to your nearest “Bush Did It” reeducation camp.

  4. dress warmly and report to the train station, comrade.

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