Crop Tour Scout Report: Illinois Less Than Impressive

August 25, 2016 07:01 PM

One group on the eastern leg wasn't impressed with Illinois' crops and doesn't see the state reaching those big numbers USDA is projecting.  

Peter Meyer with PIRA Energy Group said he wasn’t too impressed with what Illinois had to offer. Last year Meyer was on the western leg and hasn’t done the eastern leg since 2014. He admits that might be partly to blame for his disappointment.

“We know what happened in 2014—Illinois with a record corn yield and a record nationally with 171—maybe my expectations were too high,” Meyer says.

In general, Meyer though western Indiana crops were more impressive than Illinois. The estimates his group pulled just don’t look like they’re going to reach that 200 bushel predictions USDA reported earlier in the month.

Listen to the full report and what Meyer’s group thought of the beans in Illinois.




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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