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The 2023 DTN Digital Yield Tour has concluded, finding yield estimates to be relatively average after a whirlwind of a season. National yield estimates were released on August 7, powered by Gro Intelligence’s yield models. How do they compare with USDA data?

USDA released its first corn and soybean yield estimates on August 11, estimating a corn harvest of 175.1 bushels per acre, just two bushels less than the Digital Yield Tour. USDA nearly echoed DTN’s soybean yield forecast at 50.9 bushels per acre. The whirlwind of estimates came after the dire impacts of drought vastly impacted most areas of the Corn Belt, restored by timely July rainstorms in some, but not all growing areas.

Read more on 2023 yield estimates here.


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