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USDA forecasts increase in soybean crop

Staff writer

Marion County extension agent Ricky Roberts characterized next year’s wheat crop as “coming up good” and the soybeans as “OK.”

“That’s what we can tell right now,” Roberts said. “For the most part we have enough moisture and the wheat is coming up real good.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasted Kansas’ soybean production at 148 million bushels, which is a 13 percent increase from last year, according to a press release.

In summer, there was just enough moisture to get corn planted and the beans in the ground, Roberts said.

“It was kind of a weird year so to speak,” Roberts said. “It was dry, then wet, dry again and wetter again.”

Last modified Nov. 5, 2014