Agweb Releases New Tool to View Real-Time Corn Harvest Results

 From row crop farmers to commodity traders and end users, the entire
agriculture industry is keenly interested in this year's corn harvest.

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To help farmers track actual results, AgWeb introduces the interactive Corn
Harvest Map to give users and followers a chance to see real-time corn
harvest results from across the country.

"This year, more than ever, the world is watching the U.S. corn harvest,"
says Greg Vincent, AgWeb editor. "We have a worldwide grain shortage and the
markets will react to rumors of poor or great yields, bringing wild swings.
This tool allows farmers to obtain accurate and timely information in one
convenient location.

"This is something that has not been available to them in the past and it
gives them the ability to have the same information as the USDA and the
grain trade, without waiting for monthly USDA reports."

The Corn Harvest Map shows, by color, the average yields for a given state
and county, based on data provided by AgWeb users throughout the harvest
season. It resembles a stock heat map, but rather than stock values, the
value on this map is yield results. The colors change based on the actual
yield results that farmers report to AgWeb.

Farmers enter the average yield per acre they've received, the total acres
that yield comes from and their ZIP code. The information is not attributed
to any single farm or farmer, but is aggregated by state and county to
create a visual picture of yields. Selecting a specific state allows the
user to see the county-by-county yield average in that state.
Dr. Teri Hamlin
North Region Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education
204C Four Towers University of Georgia
Athens, Ga 30602
706-552-4461 / 706-540-0032
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