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Ohio's corn and soybean crops looking good

 
Ohio's corn and soybean crops looking good
Posted Tuesday, October 1st 2013 @ 4pm  by WTVN Newsroom

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Ohio's corn and soybean crop isn't looking too bad this year, but it's still too early to make a final call.

"Most of the farmers I talk to are very optimistic, especially on the corn. It looks like those yields are going to be pretty good. Soybeans could be better, but certainly a long way from being a bad crop year for the bean," said Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Joe Cornely.

However, there is a downside to the good corn crop. Increased supply and lower demand is driving prices down. The USDA estimates prices to drop from $6.90 a bushel this year to $4.85 next year. Cornely says that won't mean lower prices in your shopping cart.

Soybeans needed a little more rain in August, but didn't get it. Cornely still expects those crops to do well in Ohio.

Now, like always in farming, it's up to Mother Nature. Cornely says farmers are hoping for the rain to stay away.

"Some weather that's going to allow the fields to stay dry and not muddy and dry down the crop would be perfect," he said.

(Photo courtesy Getty Images)

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