CORN REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Grinnell, Iowa: Corn yields are around 200 field averages
right now. Most fields this is slightly above average, but
not the best ever. Very little corn harvest so far.
Washington County, Iowa; 80 acres; 218 bpa dry
Central Iowa; northwest of Des Moines: 750 acres: 250
yield/acre; farmer didn't say whether dry basis or not.
Hancock County, Illinois: Quite a bit of 260-270 corn
coming out; Couple of individual fields: 158 ac – 278 bpa
dry; 168 ac- 292 bpa dry; 40 acres of the field had over
300 bpa average.
Findlay, Illinois: 248 bushels per acre dry; Last year was
a record at 197
West Central Indiana - 500 acres of corn averaged 236
bpa dry. This is 50 bpa higher than trend adjusted yields.
Near Farmersville, Illinois: 40 acres went 270 bpa; dry.
Marshal, Iowa: 160 acres corn 249 bushels/acre.
Let’s remember that the USDA is forecasting 171.7
bushels/acre on average for the entire country for corn
and is forecasting 46.6 bushels of beans/acre. We note
that Nebraska, Illinois, and Iowa are perhaps the most
fecund farming lands in the country and that their
yields/acre always trump that of the national average by a
large margin, but even knowing that we stand in awe of
the numbers being reported. If these reports are
indicative of the growing conditions across the country
then we are indeed looking at a corn crop that could be
14.6-14.8 billion bushels
SOYBEANS FROM THE FIELD:
Montevideo, MN, West Central 55 BPA; no frost damage
this area; some frost damage 30 miles east. Believes
later beans will average better than 50 BPA also.
Ayr, ND, 45 miles NW of Fargo; 1st field went 42 BPA on
early variety beans. Later varieties should do better. No
Illinois; Moultrie county; 117 acres 68.48 bushels/acre; 77
acres and 66.45 bushels/acre
Central Nebraska: 154 acres irrigated soybeans; 79.50
bushels per acre; Producer pleased, but thought they
might be in the mid 80’s.
Grinnel, Iowa: Bean yields are big so far. Upper 60’s to
low 70’s. Most of these fields would be expected to be
around 60, so we are 8-12 bushels above expectations.
Expect a big week of bean harvest.
Eastern Iowa: 1st bean field went exactly 70 bushels
across the scale-this county was in the dry part of the
state until late August.
35 miles northeast of Memphis, Tennessee: 70 acres of
early beans went 65 to 70 bpd. He thinks rest of beans
will be much better and his double crop beans maybe his