MT. JULIET, Tenn. (DTN) — Once August rolls around, farmers have a pretty good sense of yield potential in their corn and soybean fields, but it’s much more difficult for them to determine what county, state or national yields will look like on their own.
That’s why DTN partnered with Gro Intelligence four years ago to launch the one-of-a-kind DTN/Progressive Farmer Digital Yield Tour, which runs Aug. 9 through 13. DTN reporters pair Gro’s state-of-the-art yield models with insights from farmers, agronomists and other experts in 10 states to paint a picture of state and national yield potential months before USDA releases its most reliable estimates.
“Over the past three years, the satellite-driven nature of this digital yield tour has allowed us to highlight the real-time impact of the 2020 derecho, examine the effects of unprecedented prevented-planting acreages and observe overall crop conditions as they’re evolving,” explains Greg Horstmeier, DTN editor-in-chief.