Indiana Among Leaders in Corn, Soybean Production

Indiana is among the leading states in the country when it comes to production of corn and soybeans, according to a recent US Department of Agriculture report.

As of last week, 76 percent of corn crops across Indiana rated good to excellent while 72 percent of soybean crops across the state garnered the same good to excellent ratings.

Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt estimates with current crop conditions, U.S. yields would average about 156 bushels per acre on corn and 43 bushels per acre for soybeans. But he says weather conditions are expected to improve during the next two weeks and that could improve yield prospects.