Start Date

1-12-1994 12:00 AM

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The answer to the question raised in the title is yes. The October Crop Report estimated Iowa corn and soybean yields at 150 and 51 bu/ac respectively. If maintained in the November and January reports both yields would be records. The prior corn record was 147 bu/ ac in 1992. The soybean yield is an incredible 7 bu/ ac over the previous record of 44 bu/ac set in 1992. If 1994 yield estimates fit historic patterns, the final estimate in January may be even higher than those indicated in Table 1. The 1994 crop is a complete reversal from the terrible 1993 crop when corn and soybean yields were only 80 and 31 bu/ac. Also, with no set-aside in 1994 the "poorer land" was not held out of production. Perhaps a better title for this paper would be - "Mother Nature Gets it Right in 1994".

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

The 1994 Iowa Crop- Did We Get it Right?

The answer to the question raised in the title is yes. The October Crop Report estimated Iowa corn and soybean yields at 150 and 51 bu/ac respectively. If maintained in the November and January reports both yields would be records. The prior corn record was 147 bu/ ac in 1992. The soybean yield is an incredible 7 bu/ ac over the previous record of 44 bu/ac set in 1992. If 1994 yield estimates fit historic patterns, the final estimate in January may be even higher than those indicated in Table 1. The 1994 crop is a complete reversal from the terrible 1993 crop when corn and soybean yields were only 80 and 31 bu/ac. Also, with no set-aside in 1994 the "poorer land" was not held out of production. Perhaps a better title for this paper would be - "Mother Nature Gets it Right in 1994".