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Pro Farmer gives SD corn estimate

GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska (Reuters) - The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour on Monday projected South Dakota's average corn yield at 161.75 bushels per acre, up from a drought-reduced 74.26 bpa last year and the tour's three-year average of 119.65 bpa for the state.

The crop tour, which does not estimate yields, pegged the average number of soybean pods per 3-by-3 foot plot at 1,016.68 pods, up from the tour's count of 584.93 pods last year and a three-year average of 984.62 pods.