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Locating the 2012 Drought Using State Corn Yields

Posted by Myla Munro -

An examination of 2012 corn yields relative to trend yields provides evidence of where the drought had its worst impacts. For corn, the lowest state yields occurred in Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana, and Illinois. Most states in the southeast had above trend yields. Minnesota and North Dakota had yields close to trend. 2012 Yields Relative to Trend Figure 1...

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