Robert Paarlberg on U.S. corn crop

No Need to Panic about Corn
China Daily
July 20, 2012
Commentary by: Robert Paarlberg, Advisory Board Member, Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project; Former Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2007–2008
Topic: U.S. corn crop

“Severe heat and drought in the American Midwest have seriously damaged the maturing corn crop, triggering yet another food price panic. Ever since the memorable food price spike of 2008, it hasn’t taken much of a drought in any grain-growing region to rattle the market. Two years ago it was a drought in Russia. Last year it was a near-drought in China’s northern wheat belt. Now we have hot and dry weather in the US corn belt.”

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