The Pro Farmer Crop estimates have U.S. corn production at more than 15.1 billion bushels, with an estimated average yield of 177 bushels per acre. These numbers take into account the data gathered during this past week’s tour. The U.S. soybean crop is estimated at more than 4.4 billion bushels with an average yield of 51.2 bushels per acre. Of the seven states toured, the best corn and soybean crop yields are forecast for Illinois at 212 bushels per acre and 66 bushels per acre, respectively. The lowest corn and soybean yields are forecast for South Dakota at 140 bushels per acre and 41 bushels per acre.
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