Farmers Question USDA’s Yield Estimates

August 10, 2018 01:14 PM
 
In their August Crop Production report on Friday, USDA said they anticipate the national average corn yield to be 178.4 bu. per acre, and the national average soybean yield to be 51.6 bu. per acre.

In their August Crop Production report on Friday, USDA said they anticipate the national average corn yield to be 178.4 bu. per acre, and the national average soybean yield to be 51.6 bu. per acre. Farmers aren’t so sure. Many took to Twitter to express their opinions.

Here’s a few tweets we spotted:

 

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Kevin
Slayton, MN
8/12/2018 07:34 PM
 

  Jerry - In 2010 the August USDA crop estimate was over 170bu./acre and the final crop in January was 158bu. There you go. Not saying your wrong but it can happen!

 
 
Jerry
Somewhere, IA
8/10/2018 09:01 PM
 

  Some more one sided journalism by Farm Journal Media. Patronize the farmers some more. Someone please show me the proof of how wrong the USDA has been these last years.

 
 
george
milan, OH
8/10/2018 10:26 PM
 

  hope in one hand keith and crap in the other and see which one fills up faster. most of the time the united speculators destroying agriculture open their mouths prices tank.we will know the yields when the grains are in the bin and that is a long way off.

 
 
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