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Missouri farmer says corn yields are below average but better than expected

Photo by Clint Stephens

A southeast Missouri farmer in the middle of corn harvest says yields are below average but better than expected.

Clint Stephens grows corn, soybeans, wheat, and rice in Stoddard County. He tells Brownfield hot, dry weather during pollination had him expecting yields down in the 170 range when he began harvest on August 22nd.

“We are up in the 185-190 bushels per acre range, so it is a lot better than we thought it was going to be.”

He says moisture has been around 25%, so they’ll have to dry the crop, despite higher propane prices.

Missouri farmer says corn yields are below average but better than expected

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