A Look at Corn Yield Risks

In 2012, Spring had come early. Across the Midwest, producers planted their crops ahead of schedule and in favorable conditions. As they parked their planters in the shed for the season, they were left to hope for the best.

What unfolded in that growing season was devastating to millions of acres across the United States. Some of the world’s most productive soils were struck with a drought like nothing in recent history. And while the risks of a disappointing crop are always present, the memories of this drought will live in the minds of agricultural producers for years to come.