Depending on crop, growers report a good or bad season

08/06/2013 10:55:00 AM
Doug Ohlemeier

“Though we had a late start, we set shipping records in May,” he says. “It was a great year. Though it started off rough, late April and May made up for it.”

In late April and through most of May, shippers each week packed more than 1.5 million crates, a record, Allen says.

Allen attributes record movement to the industry’s packing of Sunshine Sweet-branded premium corn.

Although the freeze destroyed some beans, Allen says they didn’t receive as much exposure to the cold weather and says growers saw strong prices in early and mid-May.



Read how additional crops fared this season by clicking here.

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