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Too late for crop recovery?
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18 Jun 08 - Expert Senior Meteorologist and AccuWeather.com agriculture expert Dale Mohler says by the time the water recedes it will be too late for crop recovery or replanting.

The floods are the latest blow after a wet spring delayed the planting of corn and soybean crops

According to Mohler, 5 to 10 percent of the corn and soybean crops could be lost. "While that may not seem like a large percentage, it is in a year of tight supplies."

The price of a bushel of corn has climbed more than $1.50 since earlier this month, reaching a record high of $7, while soybean futures are trading at more than $15 a bushel.

Meanwhile, wheat farmers in Oklahoma and southern Kansas face a different struggle. The storms forecast for the region could affect the harvesting of their winter wheat crops at a time when drought in the Oklahoma panhandle region has severely limited the crop yield.

Mohler says the combination of rain, wind and hail could knock down the wheat stalks, making it difficult for combines to properly harvest the stalks.


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