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U.S. Department of Ag says corn, soybean headed for record year PDF Print E-mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. corn and soybean farmers are on track to produce the largest crops in history, according to a government report recently released.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast corn production of 13.4 billion bushels in 2010, with soybean production of 3.43 billion bushels. 

Both estimates would be a 2 percent increase over 2009 crop figures, the current highest annual production on record.

Corn yields are expected to average 165 bushels per acre, also a record high. 

Soybean yields are projected to match last year’s record of 44 bushels per acre.

 

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