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Last updated 10:40PM ET
September 20, 2018
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Ohio Corn Yield Up
(WOUB) - The government says U.S. farmers are on track to produce the second largest corn crop and fourth largest soybean crop in history.

That could mean lower grain prices.

Ohio's average corn yield is forecast at 160 bushels per acre,
up 7 percent from last year.

Total corn production in the state is
forecast at 504 million bushels.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts that farmers nationwide will harvest 12.3 billion bushels of corn -- down 6 percent from last year's record crop but 17 percent above the 2006

The USDA says "nearly ideal" weather has helped Midwestern farmers recover from June's devastating floods.

The agency says Ohio ranked seventh nationally among corn producers in 2007.
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