09-06-2011 07:49 AM
Speaking of yield estimates getting smaller and smaller, Lanworth Inc. released estimates Friday.
If you missed them, here they are:
Corn=143 bushels per acre.
Soybeans=40 bushels per acre.
That corn number is even lower than FC Stone's already bullish estimate.
09-06-2011 10:55 AM
Even more yield estimates folr this Tuesday, September 6, 2011.
Informa, the private analyst firm, released U.S. crop estimates Tuesday morning.
Corn=151 bu./acre. Crop size at 12.71 billion bushels.
Soybeans=41.5 bu./acre. Crop size at 3.061 bb.
Is someone keeping a scorecard of all of these estimates? What do you think?
09-20-2011 08:32 AM
Harvest activity and yield reports are coming in right and left.
In central Illinois, corn yields of 100 and 190 bushels per acre were reported yesterday, September 19, 2011.
In northwest Iowa, some farmers have been combining soybeans already.
In southwest Iowa, farmers are harvesting corn early, due to a wind storm this year that caused a lot of 'downed corn'.
What are the yields looking like in your area?
09-21-2011 09:18 AM - edited 09-21-2011 11:37 AM
New Yields for September:
Corn harvest has started in Winnebago County, Iowa. A few farmers are reporting 146 bu./acre and 172 bu./acre. This was expected. However, this same area went 185 bu./acre and 210 bu./acre.
Meanwhile, I caught up with a few Warren County, Iowa farmers yesterday, September 20. One was harvesting corn and the other checking soybean fields. Watch corn harvesting here.
Here are a few photos I snapped.
130 pods were counted on this plant. That's right, 130!!! The farmer is holding up just one branch of the plant. The southern Iowa field looks really good right now. The beans will be ready in 10 days, he says.
This southern Iowa farmer says this corn was planted in mid-April. It is reading about 20% moisture. He is in no hurry to get it harvested. But, he wanted to get started. The corn was going through the head nicely, he says. The Gleaner holds about 140 bushels of corn at a time. A few other area farmers had started harvesting corn as well.