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2021 Crop Tour Edition of the Pro Farmer newsletter

This issue is all about our Crop Tour findings and our Pro Farmer crop estimates.

Pro Farmer Releases National Corn and Soybean Crop Estimates

Pro Farmer estimates the U.S. corn crop at 15.116 billion bu. with an average yield of 177.0 bu. per acre. We estimate the U.S. soybean crop at 4.436 billion bu. on a national average yield of 51.2 bu. per acre.

Special Live Event: Pro Farmer National Production Estimates

Pro Farmer's National Estimates reflect Pro Farmer's view on production and yields. The estimates will be released at 1:30 p.m. CT in a special live event.

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.

2021 Crop Tour results: Iowa

Scouts measured average corn yield potential of 190.8 bu. per acre. Pod counts in a 3’x3’ square averaged 1.218.

2021 Crop Tour results: Minnesota

Scouts measured average corn yield potential of 177.4 bu. per acre. Pod counts in a 3’x3’ square averaged 1,027.

Watch Crop Tour Live | Day 4

Tune in for coverage of the last day of coverage with scouts sampling fields in Iowa and Minnesota. Results for these states will be unveiled at 8:00 p.m. CT.

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Midday Route Reports | Day 4

Get preliminary route reports from Crop Tour leaders as they make their way through Iowa and Minnesota on the final day of the tour.