A Tale of Two Crops: Minnesota is "Sweet Spot" in Corn Belt

August 10, 2017 11:22 AM

While Minnesota might not come close to having record-breaking corn and soybean yields in 2016, crop conditions are more solid than other areas in the Corn Belt.

The challenges in North and South Dakota and the I-states have been reflected in USDA’s crop progress report for several weeks.

Crops in the eastern part of the state have been faring better than those in the west.

“We’re going to be comparable to last year if things progress the way they are,” said Bruce Schmoll, a farmer from Claremont, Minn. “I’m anticipating we can get that 220 to 230 bushel yield on the corn side.”

Hear more about crop variability and conditions in Minnesota on AgDay above.

Reporting by Michelle Rook.

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