CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) ” Forecasts are calling for a bumper crop of soybeans and corn for Minnesota and Wisconsin farmers this year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts record soybean production in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and record corn production in Minnesota. Wisconsin's corn production is expected to be 3 percent higher than last year.

The USDA also forecasts record yields for corn in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and for soybeans in Minnesota. Wisconsin's soybean yield would be the second-highest on record.

Western Technical College instructor Brad Sirianni says favorable weather was the big difference for yields this year.