Pro Farmer yields below USDA’s estimates

Planting crops at sunrise in a large field.

The Pro Farmer Crop Tour wrapped up its corn and soybean tour on Friday with final yield estimates lower than USDA’s.

Pro Farmer predicts a national corn yield of 14.96 billion bushels with an average of 172 bushels per acre. USDA’s estimate is 175 bpa.

Pro Farmer estimates the soybean crop at 4.1 billion bushels with an average of 49.7 bpa. USDA’s estimate is 50.9 bpa.

The estimates reflect Pro Farmer’s views on production and yields. They consider the data gathered and weather conditions, crop maturity, and historical differences versus USDA’s final yields, and areas outside those sampled on the tour.

Pro Farmer increased harvested corn acres by 675,000 from August. The harvested bean acreage did not change.

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