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Illinois’ corn crop comeback story isn’t the only one raising eyebrows. Nebraska’s anticipated corn yield has climbed 21% from its late-June low. Iowa is also showing above-average potential despite serious rain variability.

The DTN Digital Yield Tour examined both states this week and found above five-year averages for both corn crops. In fact, Iowa’s estimate is only 2 bushels/acre away from the record set in 2021. A large amount of stress due to drought and other adverse weather conditions hung in the air in both states, particularly through June and early July when both states faced record heat. Meanwhile, Wisconsin received little relief from drought with DTN’s estimate dropping to 172.2 bushels/acre.

Read more on yield estimates in the Corn Belt here.


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