By Dalton York
Kentucky’s soybean harvest is ahead of schedule and higher quality compared to last year.
Farmers in the commonwealth planted two million acres of soybeans planted in 2018, with 75% of those acres having been harvested by November of that year.
Many Kentucky farmers rotate their fields between corn, wheat and soybeans. Because of this, the 2019 soybean crop is slightly less, with around 1.7 million acres planted.
David Knopf is the director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Statistics Service in Kentucky. He said recent statistics continue to show positive trend in soybean production.
“Yields have been generally above average the last few years,” Knopf said. “We had pretty good conditions for harvesting the crop.”
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