Markets are weaker this morning with corn down 5 and soybeans down 8.
Day one of the Pro Farmer Crop Tour found Ohio corn yields averaging 183.94 bushels per acre, up from 174.2 bpa last year and the 175.6 bpa three-year average. Soybean pod counts averaged 1,253, up from 1,132 last year and the 1,161 3YA.
The western leg found South Dakota corn yields averaged 157.4 bpa, up from 118.5 bpa last year and the 149.7 bpa 5YA; pod counts averaged 1,013, up from 871 last season but below 1,040 pods on average.
Corn condition ratings fell one point this week to 58% good/ excellent, up from 55% last year but below the 61% five-year average pace; corn doughing, denting, and maturity remained at of ahead of comparable metrics at 78%, 35%, and 4% (initially), respectively.
The forecast is the same as yesterday with hot dry weather setting into the Central US. The hottest temperature of the summer are developing this week. Temps stay hot out west for the duration of the model run over the next 15 days.
Reminder – Farm Safety Field Day is taking place tomorrow. Call today if you haven’t registered yet. Details are listed below.
Wednesday August 23
10:00am-2:00pm (registration starts at 9:30am)
W6790 Attoe Drive
Poynette, WI 53955
(Event will be held inside a cooled shed.)
Have a Safe Day!