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Crop tour finds Ohio soy, corn worse than last year

NOBLESVILLE, Ind., Aug 22 (Reuters) - Ohio corn yield prospects and soybean pod counts are lower than last year but higher than the three-year average, scouts on an annual tour of top U.S. production states found on Monday.

Ohio corn yields were projected at 174.17 bushels per acre (bpa), the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour said on Monday evening, below the 2021 crop tour average of 185.06 bpa and above the three-year crop tour average of 169.03 bpa.

The four-day crop tour, which does not project soybean yields, estimated the amount of soybean pods in a 3-by-3-foot square in Ohio at an average of 1,131.64 pods, down from last year's average of 1,195.37 pods, and up from the three-year average of 1,038.35 pods.

The tour is being closely watched by farmers and commodity traders, at a time when bumper U.S. crops are needed to offset low global grain supplies in the wake of volatile weather and supply chain turmoil due to the Russia-Ukraine war. (Reporting by P.J. Huffstutter)

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