Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour

Crop Tour

Click on the states above to get Crop Tour updates, pictures, audio/video reports and more for that area.


The Farm Journal Pro Midwest Crop Tour’s primary goal is to provide the industry with accurate growing season information about likely corn and soybean yields at the state and regional levels during the upcoming harvest season.

Crop Tour’s data-gathering methods are disciplined and produce consistent results. The Tour’s crop scouts — especially the new ones — receive formal instruction before the Tour and training from Tour veterans along the way.

Results from the Tour have a big impact on Farm Journal Pro annual crop production estimate released at week’s end. But observations gathered during the Tour can be just as important as the data itself.

“We pull enough samples to provide us with accurate data for a large geographic area. Crop Tour does not attempt to predict actual yields for individual fields or even a county, but we do want to have a good handle on likely yields for each of the seven states we survey,” says Farm Journal Pro Editorial Director Chip Flory.

Each day's samples and observations are shared to the public at evening meetings.


For the schedule and more information, check out Farm Journal Pro's Crop Tour page.


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  • 4/15 - Buffalo County, Neb.: Six inches of snow and 50 mph winds. The blizzard put a hurt on everything from electric lines to all the livestock.
  • 4/13 - Nez Perce County, Idaho: Fall wheat is dealing with frost and snow after coming out of dormancy. Very little spring wheat seeded, on the Palouse. Standing water everywhere.
  • 4/12 - Craighead County, Ark.: Lots of corn and rice going into the ground this week in Northeast Arkansas. A few early soybeans being planted also but most farmers waiting on warmer weather for beans.


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