USDA report has corn in Ohio down five bushel from August

From the USDA National Agriculture Statics Service in Ohio.

Based on conditions as of September 1, Ohio’s average corn yield is forecast at 153 bushels per acre, down 5 bushels from the August 1 forecast and 10 bushels below last year’s state yield of 163 bushels per acre. Total production is forecast at 508 million bushels, down 5 percent from 2010. Growers expect to harvest 3.32 million acres for grain in 2011, 50,000 acres more than in 2010.

Soybean yield is forecast at 46 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels from the August 1 forecast but down 2 bushels from the 2010 state average. Total soybean production for Ohio is forecast at 215.3 million bushels, down 2 percent from the previous year. Harvested acreage is forecast at 4.68 million acres, up 90,000 from 2010.

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