The USDA/NASS released the first 2012 corn yield forecast on August 10. The current Iowa corn yield forecast is for 141 bu/acre, down from both last year’s 172, and the 30-year trend line value of 180(Figure 1). The August forecast for Iowa yield is 22 percent below trend line; that of the U.S., 123, is 23 percent below trend line.
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Elmore, Roger W., "August 10 Corn Yield Forecast" (2012). Integrated Crop Management News. 160.
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