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INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Aug. 12 predicted the nation’s largest corn crop in history and the third largest soybean crop – a stark contrast from a year ago when crops were devastated by drought.
In its annual August crop production report, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service projected a national corn crop of 13.8 billion bushels on 154.4 bushels per acre – a 28-percent increase over last year’s 10.7 billion bushels. The previous record was 13.09 billion in 2009.
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