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Ohio Corn Yield Falls 29%, Soy Counts Decline, Tour Shows

Corn yields measured in Ohio fell more than the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast earlier this month as hot, dry weather damaged reproducing crops in July, according to findings published from the annual Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. Soybean-pod counts dropped from a year ago.

Average corn yields found on the 20th Midwest crop tour in the western two-thirds of Ohio, the eighth-biggest corn-producing state, were down 29 percent at 110.5 bushels, smaller than an average yield of 156.3 bushels found a year earlier on the tour and 160.5 bushels on average the prior three years. The government said Aug. 10 the average Ohio state yield will fall 20 percent to 126 bushels from 158 bushels last year.