LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is predicting record-high corn and soybean production in Kentucky this year.
The USDA said Tuesday that corn production in Kentucky is forecast at 231 million bushels, up 122 percent from last year's drought-stressed crop. Yield is estimated at 154 bushels per acre this year, which would be the second-highest yield on record and up 86 bushels per acre from last year's output.
It says soybean production in the state is forecast at 70 million bushels, up 19 percent from last year. Yield is projected at 44 bushels an acre, which would tie for the second-highest yield on record in the state.
Corn and soybean fields are rated mostly good to excellent across the state. The crops have benefited from plenty of rain and mild temperatures.