Missouri corn and soybean harvest smallest since 1983

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Missouri News Horizon
It's no suprise that farmers were not going to have a good harvest but the summer drought was much worse than already had thought. 

Missouri farmers are finishing up their harvests…and things aren’t looking much brighter despite the presence of more normal weather conditions.

The Missouri Agricultural Statistics office says the state’s corn harvest is the smallest since 1999…and the least efficient since 1983.

Corn yields this growing season are 75 bushels per acres, the smallest since 1983…and nearly 40 bushels per acre below last year’s figure. The drought gets the blame, not allowing most corn plants to grow normally.

Yields for soybeans are pegged at 31 bushels per acre…and overall production of 163 million bushels will be the lowest soybean output since 2003.