Author Archives: Jeanne Gibson

About Jeanne Gibson

Gibson is a public relations intern at Osborn Barr, St. Louis, MO.

A Hedge Against Drought

With the Midwest receiving only 25% to 50% of its normal rainfall, 2012 has been referred to as the worst drought in the Midwest since 1988. Based on current forecasts, Rich Nelson, director of research for Allendale, an agricultural and financial market research center, expects nationwide corn yields to be 143.3 bushels-per-acre, a 10% decline