Pro Farmer Crop Tour: Day 3 results

Scouts on this year’s Pro Farmer Crop Tour have been dealing with at or near triple-digit heat for most of their trip. However, as they movedhad across each leg of the tour, they found the crops have been showing less signs of stress.

On the Eastern side, the group estimates nearly 194 bushels per acre in Illinois, up slightly from last year. Soybean estimates are up as well with an expected 1,270 pods per three-by-three square. To the West in Nebraska, they estimate 167.2 bushels per acre of corn, which is up 5.5 percent over a year ago but nearly 3 percent below the three-year average in the state. Scouts say there was not as much disease on day three but it is still something to be closely watching for.