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Illinois Corn Yields Seen Below Average

Many soy fields surveyed on third day of Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour were also behind normal growing schedule

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Corn farmers in west-central Illinois are facing potentially smaller corn yields this fall in what has been a challenging growing season after extreme weather and heavy rains delayed plantings across much of the U.S. Midwest, scouts on an annual tour said on Wednesday.

According to a report at Reuters, many of the soy fields surveyed in Illinois on the third day of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour were also behind their normal growing schedule, as they were in parts of Indiana and Ohio, with fields of short soybean plants an indication of the late planting.

But the corn crop improved significantly the further west the scouts traveled despite the later-than-normal plantings, and there were few signs of unplanted fields.

For the most recent results from the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, click here.

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