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.