The western leg of the Pro Farmer Crop Tour toured southern Minnesota on its final day. Zaner Group Ag Hedge Lead Ted Seifried saw better than expected yields. “Through our first six stops in our district, we’re finding 210.9 bushels per acre for the corn. That’s slightly higher than last year. Our specific route found very good corn and soybeans. The average pod counts was 1,307 compared to the three year average of 1,046. There’s good stuff in Minnesota.” Seifried suspects the recent dryness has the corn crop at a standstill. “There are big cracks in the soil. These crops aren’t necessarily progressing, they could go backwards if more rains don’t arrive.” In the Pro Farmer crop estimate, Minnesota’s corn is estimated at 170 bushels per acre and the soybeans are forecast at 46 bushels per acre.
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