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Purdue: Indiana corn-crop yields take a hit

Associated Press
September 13, 2011
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The nation's latest crop report predicts that Indiana's drought-stressed corn crop will see yields 20 bushels lower per acre than in a normal year.

A report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts that Indiana's average corn yield will be 145 bushels per acre this year, down 5 bushels from August's report. But that's 20 bushels below the 165 bushels of corn per acre Indiana farmers see in a year with average rain and temperatures.

Purdue farm economist Chris Hurt calls that "a big hit" when corn prices are as high as they are now, about $7 per bushel.

Indiana farmers were plagued by spring flooding that delayed the planting of corn. And that was followed by a summer of sweltering heat and drought conditions that continue to linger.

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