USDA: Crop yields down
nationally, Indiana hit hardest
By Jennifer Stewart-Burton
September 16, 2011
The latest estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show lower-than-normal corn and soybean yields across the nation, with the biggest crop losses in Indiana.
This is the second consecutive year for national crop yields below the expected average, straining already tight world grain supplies and keeping commodity prices high, said Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt.