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Drought Drives Yield Expectations
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Mon Mar 11, 2013 01:09 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Whether farmers agree with USDA's projection of a 163.6-bushel-per-acre national average corn yield depends on where they farm, a recent DTN 360 poll shows.

Overall, only 18% of respondents said they thought an average corn yield of 160 bpa or more is realistic in their area, while nearly 24% thought a yield between 150 and 154 bpa was more reasonable. The highest yield expectations showed up east of the Mississippi River, where winter moisture has largely erased drought, while the states in the west still face a short soil moisture situation going into planting.

Between March 1 ...

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