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State Farmers Expect 1.5 Million Fewer Acres of Corn, Soybeans
Ohio Ag Connection - 08/13/2019

Ohio growers will harvest 710,000 fewer acres of corn for grain and 810,000 fewer acres of soybeans in 2019 than they did in 2018, according to Cheryl Turner, state statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Highlights of the Aug. 1 Crop Production report follow:

- Ohio's average corn yield is forecast at 160 bushels per acre, 27 bushels below last year. Total production is forecast at 414 million bushels, down 33 percent from last year.

- Soybean yield is forecast at 48 bushels per acre, down 10 bushels from last year. Total production is forecast at 200 million bushels, down 30 percent from last year.

- Winter Wheat yield is estimated at 61 bushels per acre, down 14 bushels from last year.

- Ohio's oat yield is forecast at 60 bushels per acre, 5 bushels below last year. Total production is forecast at 2.10 million bushels.

- Hay producers expect to harvest 320,000 acres of alfalfa hay with an average yield of 2.60 tons per acre. Total production is forecast at 832,000 tons. All other hay for harvest is expected at 640,000 acres with an average yield of 2.0 tons per acre. Total State production is forecast at 1.28 million tons.

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