Indiana Crop Yields Set Record

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Aug 12, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Crop Yields Set Record Facebook Twitter Indiana Crop Yields Set Record Overall favorable growing conditions through the first of August set expectations for an excellent 2016 harvest, not only with a record high winter wheat yield, but also above average yields for all other major field crops, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office.Highlights of the August 1 Crop Production report follow:Indiana’s average corn yield is forecast is 187 bushels per acre, up 37 bushels from the previous year. Total production is forecast at 1.05 billion bushels.Soybean yield is forecast at 55 bushels per acre, up 5 bushels from the 2015 state average yield, but a half bushel short of 2014’s record yield. Total production is forecast at 312.4 million bushels, up 14 percent from last year to a new record high.Winter wheat yield is estimated at 80 bushels per acre, 4 bushels above the previous year and a state record, if realized. Winter wheat production is forecast at 25.6 million bushels.Hay producers expect to harvest 210,000 acres of alfalfa hay with an average yield of 4.20 tons per acre. Total production is forecast at 882,000 tons, down 2 percent from last year. All other hay for harvest is expected at 360,000 tons with an average yield of 2.40 tons per acre. Total state production for all otherhay is forecast at 864,000 tons, up 14 percent from the previous year.“After the slow start to planting across the state, it is good to see that we are expecting to see near record yields and a strong soybean crop this fall,” said David Rodibaugh, Indiana Soybean Alliance director from Jasper County. Rodibaugh and Anngie Steinbarger, ISA director from Shelby County, attended the USDA crop report announcement in Washington, D.C. to hear the forecast firsthand and talk to USDA economists about how the report affects U.S. farmers.While some areas of Indiana have seen corn yields decline in recent week, the USDA report puts Hoosier corn production for 2016 at over 1 billion bushels. “After the difficult growing season and below average production of 2015, it was good to hear that the corn crop here in Indiana and across the U.S. looks promising,” said Jacob Walker, Indiana Corn Marketing Council director from Dekalb County. “While this report does not bring us a lot of hope that we’ll see improved prices for our corn now through harvest, at least Hoosier farmers will have a plentiful crop to market come this fall.” Walker and ICMC directors Mike Beard of Clinton County and Herb Ringel of Wabash County, attended the USDA crop report announcement in Washington, D.C. to hear the forecast firsthand and talk to USDA economists about how the report affects U.S. farmers. SHARE Previous articleUSDA Report UpdateNext articleClosing Comments Gary Truittlast_img read more

Cricket News 15-Year-Old Shafali Verma Helps India Take Unassailable Lead Against South Africa In T20I Series

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The consistent rains in Surat had threatened to make the India vs South Africa women’s series a damp squib. The second and third matches were washed out and the wet outfield had reduced the fourth match into a 17-overs per side contest. However, the fourth match saw a 15-year-old star take centrestage and put on a fabulous display to signal the depth of talent in the Indian women’s team. 15-year-old Shafali Verma, from Rohtak, smashed 46 and was well supported by Poonam Yadav’s three wickets as India won the match by 51 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match Twenty20 International series played at the Lalabhai Contractor stadium in Surat. South Africa chose to bowl but their plan immediately backfired as Verma and Smriti Mandhana shared an aggressive opening stand. Verma was aggressive on Tumi Sekhukhune and she slammed two boundaries in her first over and she raised her aggression even further by hammering Sune Luus for a four and a six. When Mandhana fell to Nadine de Klerk, Verma neared her fifty by hammering Sekhukhune for a six but the bowler had her revenge in style. Also Read | Three Maidens In A Twenty20 International – Deepti Sharma Of India Creates RecordHarmanpreet blasted a four and a six off Nonkululeko Mlaba as India kept up a superb rate of scoring. Jemimah Rodrigues was the key in the middle order and she ensured India did not lose momentum by hammering two consecutive fours off Ayabonga Khaka. India ended with 140/4 in their 17 overs and immediately, South Africa were facing an uphill task.Also Read | Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur To Miss Women’s Big Bash League For National DutiesLizelle Lee started out with two boundaries but she was run-out by Pooja Vastrakar. South Africa still tried to be aggressive and despite losing Laura Wolvaardt, the South Africans were still in with a chance at 60/2 in the ninth over. However, Poonam Yadav changed the entire complexion of the game yet again as she picked up three wickets in two overs. Poonam was given good support by Radha Yadav and Deepti Sharma as the duo combined to take three wickets for 35 runs in seven overs. South Africa never recovered from their trial by spin and they lost by 51 runs. The fifth and final game will be on October 4 at Surat before the action shifts to the three ODIs which will take place at the Reliance Stadium in Vadodara.last_img read more