Ohio and national yields look strong

Based on conditions as of August 1, Ohio’s average corn yield is forecast at 176 bushels per acre, up 2
bushels from last year’s yield of 174 bushels per acre. Total production is forecast at 595 million bushels.
Growers expect to harvest 3.38 million acres for grain in 2010, 240,000 acres more than in 2009.

Soybean yield is forecast at 46 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from the 2009 state average. If this yield is
realized, Ohio’s production would total 215.3 million bushels, down 3 percent from last year. Harvested
acreage is forecast at 4.68 million acres, up 150,000 from 2009.

Winter Wheat yield is estimated at 61 bushels per acre, down 5 bushels from the previous forecast and 11
bushels below the previous year’s state average. Total production is estimated at 46 million bushels, 34
percent less than the 2009 production. Acreage for harvest is estimated at 760,000 acres, down 220,000
acres from the previous year.

Ohio’s oat yield is forecast at 70 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from the previous month’s forecast and
down 5 bushels from the state’s 2009 average. Total state production is forecast at 3.5 million bushels from
an expected 50,000 harvested acres.

Alfalfa hay yield in Ohio is forecast at 3.4 tons per acre, even with the 2009 state yield. Total production is
forecast at 1.22 million tons, down 5 percent from last year. Producers intend to harvest 360,000 acres in
2010, down 20,000 from last year.

All other hay yield is forecast at 2.30 tons per acre, down 0.1 tons from 2009. Total state production is
forecast at 1.54 million tons, down 3 percent from the previous year. Acreage for harvest is forecast at
670,000 acres, up 10,000 from last year.

U.S. corn production is forecast at a record high 13.4 billion bushels, up 2 percent from the previous record
set in 2009. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average a record high 165.0 bushels
per acre, up 0.3 bushel from last year’s record of 164.7.

U.S. soybean production is forecast at a record high 3.43 billion bushels, up 2 percent from last year. Based
on August 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 44.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from last year’s
record high yield.

U.S. winter wheat production is forecast at 1.52 billion bushels, up 1 percent from last month and up
slightly from 2009. The United States yield is forecast at 47.5 bushels per acre, up 0.6 bushel from last
month and up 3.3 bushels from last year. If realized, this will be the second highest yield on record, trailing
only 1999. The area expected to be harvested for grain totals 32.1 million acres, unchanged from last month
but down 7 percent from last year.

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