What is now considered the wettest July and August period on record in the state looks like it’s been beneficial for Fayette County crops. The Fayette County Farm Bureau held their annual crop survey on Thursday, with 6 teams consisting of Farm Bureau members and local agribusiness representatives getting surveys from throughout the county—and then the official findings were released at the annual steak cook out last night at the Farm Bureau office. From the survey, the Fayette County Corn Crop showed an average yield of 162.3 bushels per acre—with samples ranging from 76 to 254 bushels per acre. That is up better than 20 bushels per acre from last year’s findings in the survey of 140.37 bushels per acre. For soybeans, the survey showed an average yield of 50.74 bushels per acre—with samples ranging from 25 to 70 bushels per acre. That is up from the 2015 survey numbers of 45.48 bushels per acre.
The Fayette County Farm Bureau crop survey has also been very accurate over the years. The Farm Bureau’s crop survey, over the last 31 years, has come within just a few bushels per acre on both corn and soybeans to matching the official end of year totals from the USDA.