According to the USDA Crop Progress report released September 30, 71 percent of the Illinois crop is harvest which is significantly ahead of an average Illinois harvest. We will know next week what the USDA predicts in terms of yield per bushel for 2012, but in the meantime, they are estimating that 75 percent of the US crop is fair, poor, or very poor. The drought had a significant effect on the crop.
Still, the 2012 bushels harvested will rank number eight in the top ten yields throughout history. Isn’t is amazing what technology can do?