Bumper Crop Means Full Silos, Potentially Lower Prices

One survey estimates a 25 percent increase in bushels of corn per acre compared to the state's three-year average.(Photo: Flickr)
One survey estimates a 25 percent increase in bushels of corn per acre compared to the state's three-year average.(Photo: Flickr)

Ohio corn and soybean farmers expect a bumper crop this year because of good growing conditions during the spring and summer.

Recent crop surveys estimate Ohio corn yield will far exceed recent norms. But that leaves some farmers facing a conundrum: storage and shipping of the extra harvest.

For more, WOSU’s Mandie Trimble spoke with Ohio State University agricultural economist Matthew Roberts. Click the play button above to hear their conversation.

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