Pro Farmer Crop Tour: Day one results

Corn field

Nearly 100 scouts hit fields across the corn belt on Monday for the 31st Annual Pro Farmer Crop Tour. They’ll spend all week monitoring crop health and the impact of drought.

The western leg included South Dakota and Nebraska. Scouts report a 180 degree turn in moisture conditions from a year ago in South Dakota. They estimate corn at 157 bushels per acre, significantly higher than last year. Soybean pod counts are strong at 1,013 per 3x3 square and could surpass USDA.

Nebraska soybeans are averaging 1,295 per 3x3 versus 1,200 last year.

On the eastern leg, Pro Farmer scouts revealed a lower corn yield than USDA estimates, at 184 bpa. Soybean pods are 1,253 per 3x3 square.

Stay with RFDTV and Market Day Report for live updates from the field all week. The tour runs through Thursday.


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