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For all its problems, the weather has been good for Ohio corn growers
Ohio is expected to help lead a national trend of hefty corn yields

Lyndsey Schley
Corn farmers are expecting good yields this year.
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This has been a good year for corn crops across the country with the U.S. Department of Agriculture expecting record yields. Ohio, the No. 7 corn producer in the country, is part of that expectation.

Tadd Nicholson is with the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association. He says while farmers are growing fewer acres of corn this year, they are seeing higher yields per acre.


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"We have a good climate to grow corn in Ohio," Nicholson says. "We had good weather. We’ve had good rains. We’re using higher technology in our seed and our production practices. We’re getting better and better. As famers continually improve our efficiencies on the farm, we’re able to grow more on less land."

Nicholson says this is not only good news for farmers, but also consumers as the high yield should lead to lower prices at the stores.

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