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Rainfed corn yield chart

2022 Corn Yield Forecasts: End-of-season Forecasts Suggest Below-average Yields for the Region

September 15, 2022
The final corn yield forecast for the season suggests below-average yields in rainfed corn in Nebraska. For many irrigated sites across the state, yield is anticipated to be slightly closer to average.

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Rainfed corn yield chart

2022 Corn Yield Forecasts as of Aug. 16

August 18, 2022
Compared to previous forecasts, there is a higher probability of below-average yields for both irrigated and rainfed corn, especially in the western fringe in the region. Overall, the regional average yield is expected to be below the historical averages.

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Corn yield forecast map 2022

2022 Corn Yield Forecasts as of Aug. 2

August 4, 2022
There continues to be a high probability of near-average yields for most irrigated sites in the Corn Belt, while rainfed corn sites have a high probability of below-average yields in Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa.

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Corn yield forecast map 2022

2022 Corn Yield Forecasts as of July 19

July 20, 2022
Although it is still too early to make strong inferences about end-of-season yields for irrigated corn, there is a relatively high probability for near-average yields for a majority of sites.

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Hybrid-Maize model locations

2022 Corn Yield Forecasts: Approach and Interpretation of Results

July 6, 2022
The Yield Forecasting Center (YFC) will provide real-time information on corn phenology and forecasts of corn yield potential to aid growers and ag industry in making management, logistics and marketing decisions through the 2022 season.

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2021 corn yield forecast for midwestern states

2021 Corn Yield Forecasts: End-of-season Forecasts Suggest Near to Below-average Yields for the Region

September 16, 2021
In line with our previous reports, our forecasted yield potential this season seems to be 10% below the historical average.

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Corn yield forecast map

2021 Corn Yield Forecasts as of Aug. 25

August 25, 2021
In line with previous forecasts in mid-July and early August, there is no indication that this is going to be a record — and not even an above average — year for national corn yield.

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2021 corn yield potential map

2021 Corn Yield Forecasts as of Aug. 4

August 4, 2021
Below-average rainfall has increased the probability of low yield for rainfed sites in western and northern parts of the Corn Belt and central Iowa.

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