Arkansas growers looking at record yields

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it appears the 2013 growing season in Arkansas will set records for yields of several crops.

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service says its projections show records should fall for corn, cotton, soybean and rice growers.

The previous record for corn was 178 bushels per acre, which was set last year. This year, corn came in at 182 bushels per acre.

Cotton came in at 1,120 pounds per acre, though only 300,000 acres harvested this year. That beats the 2004 record of 1,112 pounds per acre.

Rice came in at 168 bushels per acre, up from 166 bushels last year. And soybeans came in at 45 bushels per acre, which were harvested from 3.2 million acres. That tops last year's 43 bushels per acre.

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