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Hot, dry weather could affect corn, soy yields

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The hot, dry weather hanging on in much of South Dakota is likely to hurt soybean and corn yields.

South Dakota State University commodity marketing specialist Lisa Elliott says the weather is contributing to crops that are lagging in maturity.

The government's crop yield projections will be updated this week when the USDA releases the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates on Thursday.

Commodity Weather Group, which tracks weather relevant to the agriculture and energy industries, has lowered its South Dakota corn yield projection 4 percent from its July estimate to 146.1 bushels per acre.

The group has also dropped its soybean yield projection 12 percent from its July estimate to 34.9 bushels per acre.

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