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Illinois has claimed the unfortunate spotlight this year after flash drought conditions in early summer set most of the state in extreme drought conditions early on. However, July rains brought relief for many Illinois fields, creating a welcomed comeback crop for otherwise concerned farmers. DTN’s digital yield tour pegged a statewide average corn yield of 197.3 bushels per acre; no record-setter but certainly a celebrated number.

Meanwhile, yields in Ohio and Indiana are much more positive. DTN predicts yields will outperform last year but not quite reach 2021’s records. Indiana and Ohio stayed pretty protected from the onset of drought that struck Illinois. DTN’s digital tour takes an in-depth look at corn and soybean crops and uses Gro Intelligence to form county-level yield estimates.

Read more on the digital crop tour and yield projections for Illinois, Indiana and Ohio here.


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