Strong corn crop this fall pleases farmers

Ohio’s corn crop is projected to show about a 40 percent jump over last year.
Associated Press
Nov 18, 2013

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Ohio should have nation’s seventh- biggest corn crop with 632 million bushels.

Ohio farmers on average are projected to get 174 bushels per acre. A year ago, the average yield in the state was 123 bushels per acre.

Farmers told The Blade newspaper in Toledo that yields range quite a bit because of strong summer storms that drenched some fields.

Ohio State University agricultural economist Barry Ward said when farmers choose to sell their corn will have a big impact on how much money they make.

Comments

mikesee

Yet the gov't continues to subsidize the farmers with mountians of cash to buy equipment and build buildings.

Factitious

A strong corn crop is great news for consumers but not necessarily good for farmers. Especially if unexpected, it means lower prices. A farmer does best best when he or she has a great crop but many other do not. Due to highly favorable conditions on much of Erie County land, that often happens here, so it's a fantastic place to farm.

BabyMomma

They will make their money no matter what. Government has unlimited funds.