Pro Farmer tour pegs Iowa corn yield below USDA, Minnesota above

OWATONNA, Minn Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:15pm EDT

OWATONNA, Minn (Reuters) - The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour on Thursday projected corn yields in Iowa below the latest U.S. Agriculture Department estimate and pegged soybean pod counts down from the tour's three-year average.

The crop tour projected corn yields in Minnesota above the latest USDA projection while soybean pod counts in the state were down from the tour's three-year average.

(Reporting by Michael Hirtzer and Tom Polansek; Editing by Ed Davies)

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