Best corn crop in decades

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Results from the 24th annual White County Farm Bureau crop tour Tuesday are in. The countywide estimated corn yield came in at 175.9  bushels per acre.  The estimate pushed the potential yield to a record level, according to Bryce Williams, President of the White County Farm Bureau. This year’s estimate marks the highest estimated yield in the history of the White County Crop Tour. This year’s estimated yield beats last year’s estimate of 171.1 bushels per acre, which marked the highest yield average in the previous ten years. 

“Overall, it looked very good, populations were good; it’ll be a good year,” said Kyle Rynkiewich who toured Heralds Prairie Township south of Carmi. Kyle Hoskins, who also toured Heralds Prairie added, “Ears were filled out very well. It didn’t have any disease in the kernels, and it looked like the stalks were standing well.”

Carmi Township in the central part of the county saw the highest yield estimate at 187.8  bushels per acre. The lowest yielding township was Indian Creek which came in at 161.7 bushels per acre. 

Lane Harvey reported, “We saw some pretty good fields. If we can...

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