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Midwest Crop Tour - Day 3
Wed Aug 20, 2014 08:56 PM CDT

CORALVILLE, Iowa (DTN) -- Scouts saw a very large corn yield average in Illinois, but expressed disappointment that the averages weren't the rumored 250 bushels per acre.

Scouts on the eastern leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour reported an average yield of 196.96 bushels per acre, up 15.5% from 170.5 bpa last year. The three-year average, which includes 2012, is 149.4 bpa.

"I think Illinois is good, perhaps a little better than I thought it was going to be," said tour scout Paul Neiffer. Scouts ...

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