Impact of September Rain on Corn Yields

Impact of September Rain on Corn Yields September has begun with heavy precipitation falling in parts of the key corn growing state of Iowa.  This has raised concerns on whether this could detrimentally impact corn yield.   In order to quantify the potential impacts, we can examine historical CropProphet databases and end of season yields to[…]

Corn Yield Forecast Change (and Soybeans)

One Minute Summary Throughout July the difference between our “year-to-date” forecast and the impact of the 14-day weather forecast suggested weather was supporting yield development. The last 5 days have seen this difference decrease.   It’s likely the biggest increases in yields forecasts have already occurred.  However, weather can still impact the final estimates of corn[…]

Historical State Grain Yields

  Causes of Grain Yield Variation There are two primary causes of corn and soybean yield variations at the regional level in the United States.   They are: The Technology Trend – many types of technology is improving yields for both soybeans and corn. The result is an increase of how much crop can be produced[…]

July Precip Impact on Corn Yield Forecast

One Minute Summary Much of the US grain belt experience below normal precipitation in July, 2018 In some important states, such as Illinois, nearly 100% of counties experienced below normal precipitation during July While some locations are definitely being negatively impacted this year, the July precipitation deficit is likely not going to be critical to[…]

July USDA Winter Wheat Estimates

One Minute Summary The U.S. winter wheat harvest is three-fourths finished The final CropProphet winter wheat yield and production estimates were lower than the USDA July estimates CropProphet indicated more severe drought damage in the southern Plains USDA Winter Wheat Estimates The harvest for U.S. winter wheat is nearing completion, with the most recent Crop[…]

US Soybean Yield Forecasts Trending Up

One Minute Summary The CropProphet Soybean yield forecast has been trending upward all season. The national yield forecast has increased 1.3 bu/a over the past 6 weeks. The Iowa trend graphic looks very similar to the national yield forecast trend.   The national yield forecast trend can be accessed via a trial or your subscription to[…]