3/10/15 – 4:50 P.M.
Last year was very good for area farmers. Numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show Hancock County farmers set records for corn and soybean yields. An average of 193.3 bushels of corn and 54.2 bushels of soybean per acre set the bar high for future harvests.
The corn yield was nearly 7 percent higher than the average harvest. The soybean yield was almost 8 percent above average.
Hancock County farmers also harvested a record total of bushels of corn, with about 17.4 million bushels collected. That’s around 100,000 more than the previous record set in 2013.Read More →