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U.S. Corn Yields Improving as Tour Reaches Iowa

On Day 4 of Pro Farmer tour, yields continue to rise across west-central Iowa

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Corn yield potential showed signs of improvement across west-central Iowa, scouts on an annual crop tour said on Thursday, but the area was still expected to produce a below-average sized crop after extreme weather delayed planting this past spring, reports Reuters.

Soybeans were also looking better on the fourth and final day of the Pro Farmer tour, scouts said, a rare bright spot in a U.S. Farm Belt struggling with the U.S.-China trade war in addition to poor crop weather.

β€œNo question, the crop has been getting better. It looks like it’s going to be at least an average or near average crop for Iowa,” Dick Overby, 85, a retired farmer and crop insurance agent, who is a scout on the tour, told Reuters.

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