2021 US Corn Belt Crop Tour



2021 Summary of the State of Indiana

Day 2 & 15-16: June 30 & July 18-19, 2021

10th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour Summary of the State of Indiana

The 2021 10th Annual U.S. Corn Belt Crop tour in the state of Indiana occurred on day 2, June 30 and days 15-16, July 18-19, 2021. All 3 days were cloudy with highs of 28 Celsius. In the south we travelled from Middletown, OH south to Evansville, IN. In the north we travelled from Sidell, IL west to Roanoke before heading north through South Whitley and Milford, IN before heading into Michigan. The state was wet at the start of the tour on June 30 and remained wet at the end of the tour on July 18 and 19.

NOAA – State of Indiana - 90-Day Precip Departure from Normal as of July 30, 2021

90 day precipitation map as of July 30, 2021

State of Indiana Drought Classification Maps

Thank You to Steve Sickafoose from South Whitley, IN for taking some valuable time out of a busy day to visit with us and providing insights to this year’s crops. Northern, IN east to west is very wet just like in Northern, Illinois.

When comparing Indiana in 2021 vs. 2020 it’s hit and miss with more bad than good. It's just too wet or it’s been too dry for some, lots of haves and more have nots.

The record corn yield was 189 in 2018 vs. 187 last year. For soybeans the record was also in 2018 at 58.5 vs. 2020 at 58. Crop conditions for corn good-excellent 73%, poor-very poor at 7% while soybeans at 68% and 8% respectively. Topsoil moisture adequate to surplus at 91% as of 07-26-21 while subsoil moisture at 89%.

We rank the state a 7.0 out of 10 with an average crop. More heat and sunshine is needed, not moisture, and less smoke from the wildfires in California and Alberta!

Southern Indiana Image Collage

Northern Indiana Image Collage

Thank You to our proud prize sponsors Azotic North America and Empire Weather.

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About Indiana
Number of farms
267 acres
Average size of an Indiana farm
14,800,000 acres
Land in Indiana farms
Indiana’s rank in peppermint production
Indiana’s rank in the production of both regular and fat free ice cream
Indiana produces more ducks than any other state in the US
Indiana ranked in the US for producing popcorn
5,200,000 acres
Corn acres intended in 2021, +4% from 2020

187 bu/acre
Corn yield in 2020, +18.0 bu/acre vs. 2019
5,800,000 acres
Soybean acres intended in 2021, +2% vs. 2020

58.0 bu/acre
Soybean yield in 2020, -+7.0 bu/acre vs. 2019
380,000 acres
Wheat acres intended in 2021, +27% vs 2020

74 bu/acre 
Wheat yield in 2021, +4.0 bu/acre vs. 2020


2021 US Corn Belt Tour
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