Corn: Was the Final 2020 USDA Yield Estimate an Outlier? Mar 4, 2021

🕔Mar 4, 2021
The USDA released final estimates of yield, acreage, and production for the 2020 corn crop on January 12th in its Crop Production Annual Summary report.  The final estimate of yield was only 172 […]

Corn, Soybeans: Average Yields Across the Midwest, 2015-19 Jan 6, 2021

🕔Jan 6, 2021
Corn and soybean yields for the years from 2015 to 2019 are shown for Crop Reporting Districts (CRDs) in the Midwest. Also reported are corn-to-soybean yield ratios. Overall, corn-to-soybean yield […]

Kentucky Corn: 2020 Yield Contest Results Jan 4, 2021

🕔Jan 4, 2021
The 2020 Kentucky Corn Contest posted excellent yields from across the Commonwealth. Some key points from the 2020 Kentucky Corn Contest include: The state winners for No-till and Tillage, non-irrigated, […]

2020 Corn Yield Contest Winners – DTN Dec 16, 2020

🕔Dec 16, 2020
Don Stall, a corn grower from Charlotte, Michigan, pushed beyond 400 bushels per acre (bpa) this year, netting him the top yield of the NCGA’s 2020 National Corn Yield Contest. […]

Mississippi: Corn Posts Solid Harvest Despite Struggling Start Oct 1, 2020

🕔Oct 1, 2020
A soggy planting season dissuaded some Mississippi producers from planting corn this year, but those who stuck with the crop have mostly been rewarded with a solid harvest. Initial planting […]

Corn, Soybean Yields Projected at Above-Trend Levels for Most States Sep 30, 2020

🕔Sep 30, 2020
We compared projected state yields made available in the September Crop Production report to trend yields estimated with forty years of historical data. State corn yields are projected to be above-trend for most Midwest […]

Alabama Corn: Yield Gain Potential from Harvesting High Moisture Grain Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
“Phantom yield gain” is a popular term for yield gains from harvesting high moisture corn (25-30% moisture) compared to letting the corn dry in the field (about 15-17% moisture) then […]

Florida: Corn Season Wrapping Up with Better Than Expected Yields Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
Corn is still being harvested in the Western Panhandle, due to almost daily rains slowing progress. What looked like it would be an awful year in April and early May, […]

Pennsylvania: Estimating Corn Grain Yields Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
A tried and true method of estimating corn grain yields is the yield component method. This method estimates the number of corn kernels per acre and uses an adjustment factor […]

Iowa’s Corn Took A Hit, But Analytical Group Still Predicts Record National Yield Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
Main Street Data (MSD) forecasts a 2020 national yield of 178.1 bu/acre for corn. The projection was generated by weather-based modeling techniques that correlate to crop stage. “Despite setbacks from storms […]

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