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CIBO Announces September 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. — Sept. 10, 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 September 10. 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 September 9, 2021, are as follows:

  • National corn yield estimate: 175 (bu/ac)
  • National soybean yield estimate: 52 (bu/ac)
  • National cotton yield estimate: 1133 (lb/ac lint)

CIBO’s national average yields are trending close to the yields from USDA’s August WASDE report. The big unknown will be the impact to cotton and soybeans, as well as infrastructure damage and delays for shipping and storing grain caused by Hurricane Ida, with more information and updates on damage and associated impacts coming throughout the next several months.

“Farmers throughout the US will soon begin harvesting crops. A close eye will be on the impact of Hurricane Ida as more reports of broken grain elevators, widespread power outages, and shuttered export terminals could cause the supply chain to back up during the harvest season,” said Byron Seward, Owner of Seward and Son Planting Company. “CIBO’s yield forecasts help farmers and other agricultural decision-makers have the up-to-the-minute information they need to understand how national yield and weather impacts come to life on their farms and in their local counties.”

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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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