JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - The soybean harvest is under way in northeast Arkansas, and agriculture officials say yields may rival a record set in 2004.
Officials say the 2012 harvest may yield 39 bushels of soybeans per acre, as did the 2004 crop.
University of Arkansas Soybean Agronomist Jeremy Ross said he has been seeing good yields across the state.
Ross told The Jonesboro Sun that (http://is.gd/ber3Xm ) irrigation and the change in the weather late in the summer helped the crop succeed. Rainfall from Hurricane Isaac and the cooler temperatures that followed the intense heat of the peak of the drought were beneficial.
Soybean prices are moving between $15 and $16 per bushel.
Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, http://www.jonesborosun.com
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