CIBO Announces November 2021 County-Level Yield Forecasts for U.S. Crops

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Updated 2021 estimates for corn, soybean, and cotton yields now available

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CIBO Announces November 2021 County-Level Yield Forecasts for U.S. Crops

“We’re pleasantly surprised and hope a better than expected harvest could help provide stability when it comes to food prices," said Dustin Madison, agronomy consultant with operations in Virginia.

CIBO, the science-based technology company that delivers scaled agriculture insights and supports regenerative management, released today updated county-level corn, soybean, and cotton yield forecasts for U.S. land.

CIBO’s estimates were timed in conjunction with the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) available on November 9. Intended as an additional lens to view trends and market shifts in pricing, these forecasts are part of the company’s drive to make available the information, data and tools to help create truly sustainable farming for the future. View current county-level numbers by downloading CIBO’s County-Level Crop Yield Forecasts report.

The CIBO updated national estimates for corn, soybean, and cotton yields as of November 02, 2021, are as follows:

  • National corn yield estimate: 178.0 (bu/ac)
  • National soybean yield estimate: 55.0 (bu/ac)
  • National cotton yield estimate: 1128.0 (lb/ac lint)

Projected crop yields from the growing season were tempered by Hurricane Ida and the drought which impacted crops across the US. Now yield estimates are improving and this is credited to the timely rains that saved the crops. Growers and agriculture decision-makers should keep a close eye as these weather events show their final damages and impact on harvest.

“A majority of the growing season was extremely dry or in drought conditions, but late-season rains have led to an improved crop. A decrease in the extent and intensity of drought conditions throughout the US has helped produce a higher potential final yield than initially estimated,” said Dustin Madison, agronomy consultant with operations in Virginia. “We’re pleasantly surprised and hope a better than expected harvest could help provide stability when it comes to food prices.”

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Founded by Flagship Pioneering, with the idea of applying advanced science and technology to generate a deep understanding of land and agricultural systems at scale, CIBO is focused on accelerating the transition to regenerative agriculture. Combining scaled scientific ecosystem simulation and advanced computer vision in an integrated cloud-based platform, CIBO delivers solutions that support the needs of both growers and enterprises on their journey to regenerative agriculture. The result for the environment is a reduction in greenhouse gases, a food system that is more resilient to climate change, and the prevention of nitrogen and phosphorus leaching into our water systems. CIBO is a 2021 Fast Company World Changing Ideas Awards finalist and was named 2021 AgTech Breakthrough “AI-based AgTech Company of the Year.” Learn more at cibotechnologies.com.

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