MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's corn crop is expected to be plentiful, despite a late start to the growing season.
Commodity analysts project the harvest at about 3.3 million acres, which would rank Wisconsin eighth in the nation in corn. Agricultural officials say 79 percent of Wisconsin's corn crop is in good to excellent condition.
U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts the average corn crop yield will be 153 bushels per acre. In Wisconsin it's slight more, at 159 bushels.
The Journal Sentinel says the USDA lowered its corn yield forecast across the nation because of the extreme heat and dry conditions across the grain belt.
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