DOVER, Del. (WBOC/AP)- Delaware and Maryland farmers are expecting bumper crops of corn and soybeans this year thanks to good growing conditions.
The United States Department of Agriculture said Monday that Maryland farmers expect average field corn yields of 155 bushels per acre, up 33 bushels per acre from last year and equal to the state record from 2000. If realized, this will result in total production of 66.7 million bushels of corn on the 430,000 acres expected to be harvested for grain.
Delaware farmers expect an average of 165 bushels of corn per acre, up 30 bushels per acre from 2012 and 10 bushels higher than the record set in 2000. With 174,000 acres expected to be harvested for grain, total corn production is estimated at 28.7 million bushels.
Maryland's soybean yield is forecast at 45 bushels per acre, just below last year's record average yield of 47 bushels. If realized, a total of 20.9 million bushels of soybeans are expected to be produced in Maryland in 2013.
Delaware farmers expect soybean yields to average 40 bushels per acre, down from 42.5 bushels last year but still near the 2000 record of 43 bushels per acre. Soybeans are expected to be harvested from 158,000 acres for a total production of 6.3 million bushels.
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:53 PM EST2013-12-06 01:53:54 GMT
MILFORD, Del. - It was like a scene from a Hollywood movie.A high speed chase through Eastern Sussex County that eventually ended near Milford, but not after a 70-mile cat-and-mouse game with police. PoliceMore
Police officers chased 45-year old Jorge Vasquez for almost two hours through multiple towns. That has some people questioning whether police should have stopped the pursuit.More
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:40 PM EST2013-12-06 01:40:13 GMT
MILFORD, Del. - Walking inside of Bonnie and Hank McCann's Milford home, you'll find a Christmas wonderland of sorts. "It just kind of gives you that wonderland effect walking in the door," said BonnieMore
Walking inside of Bonnie and Hank McCann's Milford home, you'll find a Christmas wonderland of sorts.More
Thursday, December 5 2013 7:23 PM EST2013-12-06 00:23:26 GMT
SALISBURY, Md.-Late last week Salisbury City Council President, Jake Day was pulled over in Anne Arundel County. According to online Maryland Court records he's accused that day of driving 73mph in aMore
Late last week Salisbury City Council President, Jake Day was pulled over in Anne Arundel County.
According to online Maryland Court records he's accused that day of driving 73mph in a 55mph zone.
Thursday, December 5 2013 3:55 PM EST2013-12-05 20:55:07 GMT
Princess Anne, MD –Maryland State Police criminal investigators arrested two suspects today in the murder of Adrian Lurele Marshall in Princess Anne. Police say those arrested are identified as BrandonMore
Maryland State Police on Thursday arrested two suspects in connection with last week's fatal shooting of a Princess Anne man.More
A high-speed police chase that traversed eastern Sussex County ended in Milford on Wednesday afternoon, authorities say. Georgetown Police say they've arrested 45 year old Jorge Vasquez for reckless endangering, resisting arrest, failure to stop on command of a police officer and numerous other traffic offenses, in connection with today's chase.More