The below average rainfall during the critical months of June and July has had a significant impact on the yield potential of this year’s corn crop, according to the results of the 2023 White County Crop Tour. The event was held on August 30. This year’s White County Crop Tour was sponsored by the White County Farm Bureau, York Ridge Agency LLC, Fairfield National Bank, and Consolidated Grain & Barge.
The average estimated 2023 corn yield for White County is 159.7 bushels per acre, compared to an actual USDA corn yield of 186.7 (planted acres) in 2022. The highest USDA corn yield during the last 10 years for White County was in 2014 when the yield hit 195.3 bushels per acre. The lowest USDA corn yield in the last 10 years occurred in 2016 with a yield of only 134.3 bushels.
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