2016 Midwest Crop Tour: Scouts Seeing Different Crop in S.D. Compared to 2015

August 22, 2016 02:36 PM
2016 Midwest Crop Tour: Scouts Seeing Different Crop in S.D. Compared to 2015

Western leg of Crop Tour 2016

Approximately 50 scouts took off from Sioux Falls, S.D., this morning for the 2016 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. Chip Flory of Pro Farmer is the guide for the western leg of the tour and he spoke with Farm Journal’s Pam Fretwell about what he expects to see.

Last year, South Dakota farmers saw an amazing crop but Flory says this year is definitely different. Some of South Dakota’s corn was planted early but then there was a gap, so the scouts are looking at different maturing levels.

Here’s what scouts are looking at this year and how it will impact yields:



Be sure to follow AgWeb’s coverage of Farm Journal Media’s Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. Watch reports from the field by following Farm Journal Media journalists along for the ride: Alison Rice at @agweb_alison, Ben Potter at @potterben, Chip Flory at @ChipFlory, Brian Grete at @bgrete, and Betsy Jibben at @BetsyJibben. And check AgWeb each evening this week for the day’s freshest summary on what they’re seeing in the field.


Wondering how Crop Tour samples are taken? This video will explain it in less than two minutes.

You can join the tour from home and win big! Just share your own crop photos with the hashtag #pftour16 to be entered to win the Midwest Crop Tour Sweepstakes. Click here to find out more.


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