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Record year for corn, soybean crops

(KWWL)-- U.S. farmers produced the largest corn and soybean crops on record in 2009,  according to the Crop Production 2009 Summary report.

Corn production is at 13.2 bushels.That's a percentage point above the 2007 record and up nine percent from 2008.

Corn yields reached an all-time high last year at 165.2 bushels per acre.

The soybean crop broke records for planted and harvest area, too. It totaled 3.36 billion bushels, up 13 percent from the previous year.

For the full report, go to the Midwest AGnet page by clicking here.

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