Bumper Corn Crop for This Year

Associated Press

The 1985 corn crop is estimated at a record 8.47 billion bushels, up 2% from the forecast a month ago and 11% more than last year’s harvest of 7.66 billion bushels, the Agriculture Department said today.

Last month, the department’s initial production estimate of the season showed the corn harvest at 8.27 billion bushels. The latest estimate was based on indications as of Sept. 1.