The industry now knows the findings of the South Dakota crop from the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. Betsy Jibben traveled along with scouts on one of the SD routes through Lincoln, Turner and Hutchinson counties.
Scouts on the 2019 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour could encounter extremely immature crops and a large number of prevent plant fields. Just how will the crop tour account for that? The tour leads explain.
USDA says the area planted for corn is 90 million acres. FSA says prevent plant acres are roughly 11 million for corn. Add the numbers and the industry questions whether farmers intended to plant 101 million corn acres.