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Virginia crop report forecasts production drops for soybean, corn, cotton, peanut


RICHMOND, Virginia — The latest Virginia crop report forecasts drops in soybean, corn, cotton and peanut production.

The report says soybean production for Virginia is forecast at 22.9 million bushels, down 9 percent from 2014. Producers are expected to harvest 620,000 acres, a decline of 20,000 acres from last year.

The report says 49.6 million bushels of corn are expected to be produced this year, down 2 percent from 2014.

Peanut production is expected to be 76 million pounds, down 10 percent from 2014. Cotton production is projected to be down 32 percent from last year,

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the forecasts are based on conditions as of Nov. 1.

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