This week, about 100 tour participants will take a closer look at the crops growing in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and South Dakota. The Pro Farmer Crop Tour is divided into two tour routes: east and west. Pro Farmer editor Brian Grete is leading the eastern leg of the tour. “There’s a divide between the areas that have received rains with good growing conditions compared to those in drought.” Grete says the tour will have the first field samples pulled on a broad base across the Corn Belt. “That puts a lot of attention on the crop tour and crop size. We’re not out to prove or disprove USDA; it’s to find out the yield potential of the crops growing in the U.S.”
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