Pro Farmer Crop Tour

Crop Tour

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


The Pro Farmer 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 the Pro Farmer 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 Chip Flory.

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


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


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  • 5/8 - Sibley County, Minn.: Planter out! Finally getting the planter ready, new seed openers, scrapers, gauge wheel adjustments, etc. Ready to go thought it would go today but the .5 inch of rain Tuesday evening pushes us till Sunday, maybe can try late Saturday. Good luck to all!
  • 5/8 - Power County, Idaho: Fall grain looks fantastic at this point but needs moisture soon. Spring crops(wheat, safflower, mustard) is planted and will also need some rain in the near future but sub-moisture is quite good.
  • 5/8 - Craig County, Okla.: Finished planting corn Saturday the 28th. Bone dry and very cool, ponds very low also.


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