Scouts Begin to Crack as Crop Tour Hits Midpoint

August 24, 2016 11:14 AM

As the ProFarmer Midwest Crop Tour rounds the halfway point, the scouts are pulling in great data about yields, crop conditions and farmer sentiment. But the long days and hot sun are taking their toll on Chip, Brian and the rest of the scouts, as is evident by their dispatches from the field.



These scouts are serious about getting to the next stop. No time for pitstops.



Others may be spending too much time at places like this.



When you step off the beaten path at #pftour16, sometimes you are rewarded. #RedneckNachos in rural #Illinois

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Meanwhile, folks at home have high expectations for the results ... maybe a little too high.




With phones like this, it's a wonder some of these guys are even tweeting.



While some scouts are getting grief for their poor taste in movies ...



... Others are hitting all the right movie references.



and some have taken to talking to insect friends over their car mates.



OH HAI LITTLE GUY. #cornearworm #pftour16 #Ohio

A photo posted by Ben Potter (@potterben78) on


Some have resorted to singing their way across the midwest. All of us back home want to hear the other scouts #CropTourKaraoke submissions.




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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