Scouts on the western leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour made their way into Minnesota this morning, and so far, all the rumors of a record crop have not disappointed.
"We've seen good health in both the corn and the soybeans," said Paul Neiffer, The Farm CPA, reporting from southern Minnesota. He said in the samples his route had taken so far, yield estimates have been above last year's tour.
"Our high has been a 186 and our low has been a 179, 180," he said. "So we can throw out the word 'variable.' Everything has been pretty consistent."
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"Minnesota corn could be seriously big," reported Alison Rice, AgWeb news and markets editor. She said the average corn yield after four stops was pegged at 205.6 bu. per acre, with a low yield of 193.5 bu. per acre and a high of 229.9 bu. per acre.
On Twitter, scouts reported a similar story--healthy crops with strong yields. To see more reports, follow #pftour15 on Twitter.
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