Ohio farmers plant fewest wheat crops in state history
April 30, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio farmers are following a national trend by planting the fewest acres of wheat in state history but are expected to plant a record amount of soybeans this year.
The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2p3CJBs ) reports 470,000 acres of wheat have been planted in Ohio this year. That's less than half the acreage planted eight years ago. Ohio farmers are expected to plant 5 million acres of soybeans in 2017.
Wheat prices are at 10-year lows after peaking at more than $10 a bushel in 2008.
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