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

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

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — August. 16, 2021 — 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 August 12. 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 in CIBO’s yield simulator. 

The CIBO updated national estimates for corn, soybean, and cotton yields as of August 4, 2021, are as follows:

  • National corn yield estimate: 177 (bu/ac)
  • National soybean yield estimate: 53 (bu/ac)
  • National cotton yield estimate: 1050 (lb/ac lint)

The increasing drought conditions across the U.S. have led to lower yield predictions across the nation versus this same time last year, though still slightly higher than the USDA is predicting in their WASDE. The drought has been tough on agricultural regions. However, farmers using regenerative practices are seeing a higher level of climate resiliency in the potential yields.

“Implementing regenerative agricultural practices helps us create climate resiliency in our fields. It translates into greater reliability over the years even with difficult weather conditions. This year we have had tough weather like droughts, decreased sunlight from a wildfire haze, long periods of high temperatures, and more,” said Matt Leischner, Co-Owner of South Branch Farms with operations in South Dakota. “Our greater focus on cover cropping, no-tillage, and smarter input selection and application helps regenerate the soil leading to better, more climate resilient crops.”

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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. Learn more at




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