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Feds Project Poor Ohio Corn Crop This Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture projects Ohio's corn crop this year will be down 34 percent compared to 2018. 

At 409 million bushels, it would be the state's smallest crop since 2008. An excessively wet spring followed by moderate drought conditions hampered planting. 1 in 7 Ohio acres went unplanted this year, the highest rate in the country. Two-thirds of the corn is rated in very poor, poor or fair condition. The corn crop nationally is expected to decrease by 4.3 percent.

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