Pro Farmer Crop Tour Next Week

Pro Farmer scouts will assess this year’s corn and soybean yield potential next week during the Pro Farmer Crop Tour. The tour is an August ritual covering seven midwestern states and capturing the attention of the industry and national media each year.

Due to COVID-19, nightly in-person meetings for this year’s event will be replaced with live-streamed virtual meetings, making the daily recaps more widely accessible. Pro Farmer calls the event the most thorough inspection of yield potential during a critical time in the growing season. Jeff Wilson of Pro Farmer says, “USDA budget cuts last year halted field sampling that would have happened this year in August, so the Pro Farmer Crop Tour will be the first to measure ear populations and pod counts from actual fields at scale.”

Pro Farmer’s national crop production estimates will be published Friday, August 22. Free registration is required and is available at

NAFB News Service