Pro Farmer releases yield estimates

Pro Farmer releases yield estimates.
Pro Farmer has released its estimates for corn and soybean yield as of Tuesday of this week.

It estimated the U.S. 2015 corn crop at 13.323 billion bushels (bu.) with an average yield of 164.3 bu. per acre. The U.S 2015 soybean crop was estimated at 3.887 billion bu. with an average of 46.5 bu. per acre.

Corn crop estimates were focused on crops in Ohio (151 bu. per acre), Indiana (145 bu. per acre), Illinois (169 bu. per acre), Iowa (181 bu. per acre), Minnesota (178 bu. per acre), Nebraska (178 bu. per acre) and South Dakota (160 bu. per acre). The corn crop struggled, according to scouts, in most states because of weather conditions and disease. The best corn was found in South Dakota, although it did not produce the largest yield.

Along with the corn crop estimates, scouts also released estimates on soybean crops from the same areas. Nebraska’s soybean crop was the largest estimate with 55.5 bu per acre but late-season weather will determine exact figures. The lowest estimates came from Minnesota (46.0 bu. per acre) where there were a lot of beans, but the pods will need a long fall to reach their full potential.

The Pro Farmer estimates are based on normal weather through September. Pro Farmer is concerned about the corn crop’s yield because of a nitrogen deficiency across the eastern Corn Belt. The soybean crop will benefit from last week’s rainfall and may allow late-planted seeds to add pods.

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