Farm Bureau’s crop survey is next Monday

Fayette County farmers will get a pretty good idea early next week on what they can expect for corn and soybean yields this fall.
The Fayette County Farm Bureau’s marketing committee will hold its annual crop survey on Monday, with teams scattering throughout the county to gather corn and soybean estimates.
Those estimates will be pulled together to get average yields for those crops this year.
And those estimates will likely be pretty accurate, since the Farm Bureau’s survey has been extremely close to yield figures over the years.
The survey gets under way after an 8 a.m. breakfast in the basement of the Farm Bureau office.
Anyone interested in participating in the crop survey should contact the Fayette County Farm Bureau office, 283-3276.
The survey results will be announced at the annual market outlook and steak dinner at 6 p.m. on Monday in the basement of the Farm Bureau building at 1125 Sunset Drive in Vandalia.
The speaker for the outlook meeting is a market analyst with Agrivisor.
The cost of the meal is $5 and tickets may be purchased from any Farm Bureau director or at the Farm Bureau office.
In the weekly Crop Progress and Condition report issued on Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture stated that 91 percent of the state’s crop were at the dough stage, that corn dented is at 55 percent and that 3 percent is mature.
The report also states that 96 percent of the state’s soybeans are blooming and 88 percent are setting pods.

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