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Crop Tour Scouts Find Eastern Iowa, Southern Minnesota in Dire Need of Rain to Salvage Yields

Scouts saw drought damage instead of derecho devastation in eastern and north-central portions of Iowa on the Pro Farmer Crop Tour this year. Minnesota was much the same, with fields showing clear signs of stress.

The East is a Beast and West is a Wild Card Headlined Pro Farmer Crop Tour in Ohio and South Dakota

As scouts set out on the 2021 Pro Farmer Crop Tour Monday they got a soggy start, a good sign for soybeans in August. While Ohio did not disappoint, South Dakota showed scars from the drought with a mature crop.

Here's Why Crop Tour Results Are Different Than Pro Farmer's Final Yield, Production Estimates

Pro Farmer Crop Tour is hitting the fields starting Monday, with a week of roughly 100 scouts capturing more samples across 2,000 fields. The scouts will work their way toward Rochester, Minnesota by Thursday. 

Ohio Farmers Eye Possibility of Record Corn Crop to Kick Off Pro Farmer Crop Tour

Drought conditions continue to plague portions of the Western Corn Belt, but in the East, it's a much different story with Ohio farmers potentially sitting on an above average crop. 

USDA slashes already tight U.S. corn ending stocks for both marketing years

Cotton and wheat carryover also came in lighter than expected.

Strong corn condition rating to kick off season

Highlights from today's USDA Crop Progress and Condition Report.

Analysis: Why Measuring Potential Is Different This Year on Crop Tour

Analysts on the Pro Farmer Crop Tour say 2020 is different than the rest.

See Why Crop Tour Scouts Had a Tough Time Measuring Derecho Damage

As the industry tries to get the scope of damage in Iowa, Pro Farmer editor Brian Grete takes you into a damaged corn field to show viewers why measuring the derecho damage was so difficult this year.