The western leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour began its day in Sioux Falls and wraps up in Grand Island, Nebraska tonight. Crop scouts will also travel from Columbus, Ohio to central Indiana for the eastern portion of the tour today. Tour lead Brian Grete says it will be difficult in some areas to find fields to sample. “The scouts are instructed to go about every 15 miles on the designated routes and take a sample; they may have to go further than that this year just to take a sample.” Pro Farmer senior market analyst Jeff Wilson expects some of the worst crops on the western leg of the tour will be seen in southeastern South Dakota. “That’s where USDA said close to 2.8 million acres were declared prevented plant so we’ll see a lot of holes there.”
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