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USDA releases crop report that estimates lower harvest projections

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slightly lowered its projection for the size of this year's corn crop for a fourth straight month.

The USDA released its monthly crop report on Thursday, in which it estimates that farmers will harvest 10.71 billion bushels of corn.

That's down from last month's estimate of 10.73 billion bushels.

The average yield is about 122 bushels per acre. That's down from last month's estimate of 122.8 bushels.

The estimates change as the harvest progresses and the impact of this summer's widespread drought becomes clearer.

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