Scouts See Saturated Fields In South Dakota

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Scouts collected crop samples in South Dakota. ( Betsy Jibben )

While the Pro Farmer Crop Tour pegged a 20 percent increase in corn yield in South Dakota at 178.01 bushels per acre, not all of the scouts saw those high estimates.

Some fields were saturated due to too much rain throughout the growing season.

AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben was along with scouts who sampled in Lincoln and Turner Counties. She spoke with Audubon, Iowa farmer, Matt Chambers and Tipton, Iowa farmer, Nick Ehlers.