An 'interesting' corn year
By: Agriculture.com Staff
Why are corn yields lower than expected? (compiled by Mike McGinnis and Jeff Caldwell)
Aaron Steffen, a Cropsey, Illinois corn/soybean farmer & area crop adviser, describes this year’s harvest as "interesting. For corn, I hope to have a 120 bu/acre farm average this year. That’s well below previous years. The rain just shut off in June and that hurt us,” he says. Steffen says he has seen yields in the same field run from 224 bushels per acre to as low as 44-bushels per acre. Within 4 miles of each other, he has seen field averages between 87-150 bushels per acre.