Did you know that 3 out of 4 items we buy at the grocery store has corn in it? As a result, corn harvests are more than a welcome sign of summer, they have a significant impact on the economy.
Corn, like all crops, is heavily impacted by fluctuations in the weather. Healthy growing seasons keep prices down, while rough ones drive up the price of corn, and as a result 75% of what we find at the grocery store.
In this video, Paul summarizes all the ways weather impacts corn production across the seasons from planting, to growth and harvesting. With Summer 2016 predictions calling for an unusually hot season farmers are preparing to maximize crop production and mitigate the risks of potential drought conditions using precision measurements and predictive science.
Look out, summer barbecues here comes the corn.
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