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Fall harvest may produce largest soybean crop in Kentucky history


LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Kentucky farmers may be poised to produce the state's largest soybean crop on record as the fall harvest gets under way.

The latest figures from the National Agricultural Statistics Service show that soybean production in Kentucky is forecast at 92 million bushels. That's unchanged from the August forecast but up 10 percent from 2014.

Statewide corn production is forecast at 224 million bushels, up 1 percent from the August forecast but down 1 percent from the previous crop.

Corn yield is estimated at 172 bushels per acre, up 14 bushels from last year's level.

Soybean yield is projected at 50 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels from a year ago.

Burley tobacco production is forecast at 118 million pounds, down 28 percent from 2014. Yield is projected at 1,900 pounds per acre.

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