After a week of walking fields in seven states, Pro Farmer has released its crop production estimates. Pro Farmer is estimating national corn production at 14.5 billion bushels and an average yield of 177.3 bushels per acre. That compares to the latest USDA estimate of 14.6 billion bushels and an average corn yield of 178.4 bushels per acre. Pro Farmer has a 4.68 billion bushel soybean production number. That would be a record crop. The Pro Farmer estimate tops the USDA forecast of 4.59 billion bushels. For the average soybean yield, Pro Farmer is looking at 53 bushels per acre. In its August report, USDA said soybeans would average 51.6 bushels per acre.
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