Wisconsin producers should enjoy record corn, soybean crops
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Experts are predicting record corn and soybean yields throughout much of Wisconsin, thanks to a near-perfect growing season.
The corn crop is especially impressive. The State Journal reports that farmers are expected to produce 549 million bushels of corn for grain this year. That is nearly 7 percent higher than the state record 515 million bushels harvested in 2011 and up 57 million bushels, or 11.6 percent, higher than last year's total.
The average soybean yield for the state is expected to reach 101 million bushels, which would break the record of 92.6 million bushels set last year.
Record yields were predicted after Wisconsin led the country for the highest percentage of corn and soybeans in good or excellent condition for much of the growing season.