Wisconsin corn growers expect to see record yields

Wisconsin corn growers are expected to see record yields this year. Wisconsin corn growers are expected to see record yields this year. |  Photo: Jon Ellis/WDIO-TV, file

Associated Press
Created: November 28, 2020 03:44 PM

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin corn growers are expected to see record yields this year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service forecast an average of 184 bushels of corn per acre.

That’s six bushels, or about 3 percent, higher than the previous record set in 2016 and almost 11 percent higher than what farmers saw last year.

Joe Lauer, an agronomy professor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, says farmers were grateful for more normal weather patterns this year after an extremely wet season in 2019.

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