Source: Louisiana State University

Louisiana soybean farmers are on the brink of a successful year with good prices as harvesting starts on more than 1 million acres of the commodity.

Yields from the first harvests have been exceptional, and they will probably surpass state averages in Arkansas and Mississippi, LSU AgCenter soybean specialist Ron Levy said at the southwest Louisiana soybean tour Thursday (Sept. 16).

"We're hearing some yields are close to 90 bushels an acre," he said.

The crop is not without problems, Levy said. Insects, especially the three-cornered alfalfa leaf hopper, have caused damage in some fields. 

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