HARRISBURG - Production of tobacco in Pennsylvania is expected to be above last year, while production of corn and soybeans is lower as of Sept. 1, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's local field office for the National Agricultural Statistics Service said.
Corn for grain yields are estimated at 128 bushels per acre, down by 4 bushels from the Aug. 1 forecast and down by 15 bushels from last year's average yield.
Soybean yields are estimated at 43 bushels per acre, the same as the Aug. 1 forecast but down by 3 bushels from last year's yield.
Corn production is expected to be a record of 13.2 billion bushels nationally this year, up from past years. Soybean production is expected to set a record as well with 3.48 billion bushels, 4 percent higher than last year.
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