Digital Yield Tour 2020

Sponsored by Gro Intelligence

Agricultural data and machine-learning models to support your decisions.

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Welcome to #DigitalYieldTour20, powered by Gro Intelligence.

Join us as we digitally tour key production areas, as well as locations that have faced considerable weather woes. Find out how yield has fared with this season’s late, wet start for many, followed by drought and flooding for some.


During the tour, we’ll assess yield using Gro’s latest model technology. DTN’s award-winning editorial staff will discuss state-by-state averages and historical yields, plus weather challenges and pest pressures. At the end of our tour, you’ll receive a national overview, complete with a market outlook.


2020 Tour Reports


Day 1: Nebraska, South Dakota on Pace for Record Yields – The first day of the DTN/Progressive Farmer 2020 Digital Yield Tour, powered by Gro Intelligence, finds that a smooth planting season, favorable temperatures and timely rains have record crops in the making in South Dakota and Nebraska.


Day 2: Missouri and Kansas Chase Corn and Soybean Records This Summer p – For the second day, the DTN Digital Yield Tour found corn and soybean production nearing record levels in its state-by-state examination of Gro Intelligence's real-time yield models.


Day 3: Iowa Derecho Impact to Be Determined, But Record Yields Ahead for MN, WI – More than 13.7 million acres of corn and soybeans in Iowa were in the path of Monday's derecho, according to estimates by Gro Intelligence. While that throws a wildcard into that state's yield projections, beneficial weather in Minnesota and Wisconsin has those states on a path to set new records.


Day 4: Tour's Above-Average Crop Trend Continues in IL, IN and OH – While farmers and the markets wait for more clarity on the derecho's impact, DTN's digital tour finds big crops developing in the Eastern Corn Belt.


Day 5: National Average Corn Yield at 183.9 BPA, Soybeans at 53.1 BPA – After exploring yield potential in 10 states across the Midwest, the DTN/Progressive Farmer 2020 Digital Yield Tour, powered by Gro Intelligence, concluded by forecasting a national average corn yield that's several bushels higher and a soybean yield that's a touch lower than USDA's August estimates.


2020 Displays

DTN will be using Gro's newly launched embedded display product, which allow you to interact with the underlying data without ever leaving our website. You'll be able to zoom in and out of regions of interest and see how the data's changed over time. Just click on any of the links below to explore the data.




South Dakota




Illinois, Indiana, Ohio




US Yield State by State Comparisons

US Yield Summaries


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