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The 2010 U.S.
corn crop looks very good, but it remains to be seen if we will set a yield
record and top 165 bushel per acre for a national average yield. USDA collects reams
of information on crop production for the entire country and by state. Today I
have a simple “yes” or “no” question: Among the top 10 corn producing states,
has any state averaged more than 185 bushels per acre?