DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware and Maryland farmers are expecting bumper crops of corn and soybeans this year thanks to good growing conditions.

Federal agriculture officials 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.

Delaware farmers expect an average of 165 bushels of corn per acre, up 30 bushels per acre from 2012 and three bushels higher than the record set in 2000.

Maryland’s soybean yield is forecast at 45 bushels per acre, just below last year’s record average yield of 47 bushels.

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.

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