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updated 1:54 PM UTC, Jan 16, 2018

USDA Predicts Lower Crop Outputs After Wet Summer, Fall

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

Wisconsin farmers are expected to harvest less of their two largest crops, due mainly to a wet summer and fall.

The U-S-D-A projects a corn crop for the year of 496-million bushels -- almost 78-million less than 2016 with yields of 168 bushels an acre, ten less than last year. Soybean production is expected to top out at 98-million bushels, almost nine million less than a year ago with yields of 46 bushels an acre, nine less than the year before. Officials say the new projections are reduced from their most recent forecasts in October. The Wisconsin potato harvest is still expected to rise two-percent.


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