Harvest 2021 concludes with impressive yields

Several Midwest corn and soybean farmers are impressed with their yields averages as harvest concludes.

Missouri bootheel farmer Kevin Mainord wrapped up last week and tells Brownfield their soybean yields averaged 10-15 bushels per acre higher than normal.  

“The crops this year have been fantastic, they’ve been record yields for us and we’ve farmed since 1984. Most of the farmers in our area have commented these have been the best yields they have ever experienced.”

West central Ohio farmer Bill Bayliss says some wet spots have neighboring farmers struggling to finish up, but he also finished harvest last week with great yields.   

“So, we are really happy and glad we are done before Thanksgiving time because it is usually our goal to finish up before the weather changes.”

Central Nebraska farmer Clay Govier says 2021 yields may not be their best ever, but they’re nothing to complain about.

“On our farm I would say we are above our average for sure. I think 2018 was still a little bit better for us, but still really happy with where things are at.”

The three farmers each serve their state soybean associations and shared their harvest results during a recent webinar hosted by the US Soybean Export Council.

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