About Pro Farmer Crop Tour

Frequently Asked Questions.

The Pro Farmer Crop Tour’s primary goal is to provide the industry with accurate growing season information about likely corn and soybean yields at the state and regional levels during the upcoming harvest season.

Crop Tour's data-gathering methods are disciplined and produce consistent results. Results from the Tour have a big impact on Pro Farmer Newsletter’s annual crop production estimate released at week’s end. But observations gathered during the Tour can be just as important as the data itself.

“We pull enough samples to provide us with accurate data for a large geographic area. The Pro Farmer Crop Tour does not attempt to predict actual yields for individual fields or even a county, but we do want to have a good handle on likely yields for each of the seven states we survey,” says Pro Farmer Editor Brian Grete.

Pro Farmer Releases 2022 National Corn and Soybean Crop Estimates

Pro Farmer estimates the U.S. corn crop at 13.759 billion bu. with an average yield of 168.1 bu. per acre. We estimate the U.S. soybean crop at 4.535 billion bu. on a national average yield of 51.7 bu. per acre.

From The Rows | Aug. 25, 2022 — Brian Grete (East)

Day 4 observations and comments from Brian Grete, director of the eastern leg of the Pro Farmer Crop Tour.

2022 Crop Tour results: Iowa

Scouts measured average corn yield potential of 183.81 bu. per acre. Pod counts in a 3’x3’ square averaged 1174.43.

2022 Crop Tour results: Minnesota

Scouts measured average corn yield potential of 190.39 bu. per acre. Pod counts in a 3’x3’ square averaged 1100.75.

From The Rows | Aug. 25, 2022 — Mark Bernard (East)

Day 4 observations and comments from Mark Bernard, consultant on the eastern leg of the Pro Farmer Crop Tour.