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Farmers Expecting Record Yields This Year

Last updated on Saturday, August 17, 2013

(UNDATED) - After last year’s devastating crop yields, farmers are expecting record yields this year.

By this time last year, Indiana was in the heart of a drought with multiple days in the 90's that left corn vulnerable and soybeans stressed.

Purdue agricultural economist Chris Hurt says this year is expected to be a record year.

This year's planting season started late because of very wet conditions. But the cooler temperatures and moderate moisture has Hurt predicting a banner year.

Hurt says a good harvest will likely lower food prices for consumers, with an immediate effect on corn-based cereals and soybean cooking oils. Lower feed costs for livestock will eventually save shoppers money on poultry, pork and beef.

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