Ukraine Corn Crop Wilting

The delightfully named Hydrometeorological Centre of Ukraine reckon that corn production there this season will only total 10 MMT as the recent very hot and dry weather takes it's toll.

Early season hopes had been for a crop of 12-13 MMT. The USDA pegged production at 11.5 MMT only yesterday.

The national weather service has no rain in the forecast for the next 10 days.

Agronomist Mike Lee reports from over there: "It's still cracking the flags with temperatures in the mid to high 30's and no sign of any respite anytime soon."