Farmers Question USDA’s Yield Estimates
In their August Crop Production report on Friday, USDA said they anticipate the national average corn yield to be 178.4 bu. per acre, and the national average soybean yield to be 51.6 bu. per acre. Farmers aren’t so sure. Many took to Twitter to express their opinions.
Here’s a few tweets we spotted:
Come on corn... New record yields this year. pic.twitter.com/meG7hqWuNx— Chris Bowman (@isufarmer) August 10, 2018
I think USDA thinks tall beans = high yield— Sean Harmon (@noharmon03) August 10, 2018
I agree that it’s a good crop but is it really better than last year— Mike Carlson (@hayseedmike) August 10, 2018
Will there ever be a year the USDA doesn’t say we are having record corn yields?— Grant Brown (@G_Brown926) August 10, 2018
So who's got the record soybeans yields? ND isn't gunna help— Darrin Schmidt (@ISchmidtFaced) August 10, 2018
How many times have you heard “good but not great” about this year’s #corn crop? And now we get a record yield estimate?!?— DeLoss Jahnke (@delossjahnke) August 10, 2018
I have no idea what these bean will make, but I will guarantee they will be less than 2017! pic.twitter.com/ZOPkYObLd3— Matt Chambers (@mattcham37) August 10, 2018
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