Ind. (AP) — The government is forecasting Indiana and the nation will have
bumper crops of corn and soybeans for the second straight year, further
holding down prices paid to farmers.
Agricultural Statistics Service report released Tuesday says both total
production and average yields per acre nationally for corn and soybeans
could set records.
The report says
Indiana farmers are on track to harvest 1.04 billion bushels of corn,
surpassing the record 1.03 billion harvested last year. Nationwide,
farmers are projected to produce a record 14 billion bushels.
crop could reach nearly 280 million bushels, compared with 265 million
last year. Farmers nationwide could produce a record 3.8 billion bushels.
Agriculture Dean Jay Akridge says good weather across the nation has
provided "almost ideal growing conditions."