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State-by-State Preview of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour

August 16, 2013
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The 2013 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour will run from Aug. 19 - 22, covering seven key corn- and soybea-growing states.  


What states will have the best or worst yields during the 2013 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour? State agronomists weigh in.


south dakotaSouth Dakota Might be a Sweet Spot

By Sara Schafer
2012 was a nightmare year for farmers in South Dakota. Extreme heat and non-existent rainfall ruined all hopes for corn and soybean yields.  The good news is yields could more than double from last year’s devastating levels.

ohioOhio: It’s Early, But Solid Yields Likely

By Nate Birt
In Ohio, experts say variable rainfall early in the season and unpredictable weather heading into harvest will factor into yields. But overall, soybeans and corn appear to be on track for a good year.

nebraskaHope Strong for High Nebraska Yields

By Sara Schafer 
The odds are in favor for crop scouts on the 2013 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour to see some of the best corn and soybean yields, of several years, in Nebraska.

illinoisIllinois Crops Race against Time

By Boyce Thompson
Corn and soybean crops in Illinois appear to be in pretty good shape. But a double whammy of late planting and continued cool temperatures has raised questions about whether the crops will reach maturity and harvest moisture before first frost.

iowaAll Eyes on Iowa during Crop Tour

By Boyce Thompson
Iowa’s corn and soybean crops look to be in fine shape viewed from country roads. But as a recent AgDay report reveals a far different picture of crop health emerges from the air.


minnesotaMinnesota: Trend or Better Corn and Soybean Yields Quite Possible

By Ed Clark
Has the frost card for the northern fringe of the Corn Belt been overplayed? Perhaps. The $64-question analysts kick around on almost a daily basis is whether corn planted three weeks later than normal will have enough time to mature before it freezes


For More Information
See full coverage of the 2013 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, hosted by Pro Farmer.

Farmers throughout the United States can participate online by entering their own corn measurements into Pro Farmer’s Virtual Crop Tour tool. Available online during Crop Tour week, each participant will get a personalized yield estimate, expanding Midwest Crop Tour participation to corn growers nationwide.


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