August 26, 2016

Crop Tour Predicts 170.2 bu. Average Yield

 |  By: Anna-Lisa Laca

The ProFarmer Midwest crop tour is arguably the largest crop tour of its kind in the world. All week crop scouts have been pouring over the key states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Today the Pro Farmer editors released the tour’s results and yield predictions.

Corn: 14.728 billion bu.; Average yield of 170.2 bu. per acre

Corn /- 1% = 14.875 billion bu. to 14.581 billion bu.; 171.9 bu. to 168.5 bu. per acre

Soybeans: 4.093 billion bu.; Average yield of 49.3 bu. per acre

Soybeans /- 2% = 4.175 billion bu. to 4.011 billion bu.; 50.3 bu. to 48.3 bu. per acre

Note: These estimates are based on assumptions for normal weather through September. With a normal finish to the growing season, the soybean crop stands to benefit more from weather than corn. Rains rolled across the Corn Belt during Crop Tour. When we get our boots wet when sampling fields on Crop Tour, it’s typically a good thing for the soybean crop. Much of the corn crop is too advanced in maturity to benefit much if late-season weather is favorable. We made no adjustments to harvested corn or soybean acres.

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