The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour will deploy a team of more than 100 growers, industry experts and media reporters to scout about 2,000 fields in seven Midwestern states Aug. 20–23 to gauge the current corn and soybean crop and provide a detailed analysis on the likely outcome for 2012’s harvest.


A new feature for the 2012 analysis will allow farmers to enter their own corn measurements into Pro Farmer’s Virtual Crop Tour tool. Available online during Crop Tour week, each participant will get a personalized yield estimate, expanding the Tour’s participation to corn growers nationwide. Each day’s official findings and results for Midwest Crop Tour will be published online at and, and in the Aug. 24 issue of the Pro Farmer newsletter.