Crop Tour: Early Minnesota Samples Showing Promise, Signs of Weather Damage

August 25, 2016 12:20 PM
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Nearing the end of the 2016 ProFarmer Crop Tour, scouts have made it to Minnesota.





While early samples were strong, there was evidence of damage from frost ...



... and hail ...



... and in bean fields, white mold.



But other scouts were more optimistic.






By noon, scouts were beginning to compile averages.



As we near the end of a week the scouts are finding strong, but not record breaking samples, as USDA predicted. This tweet sums it up nicely.






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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