CHICAGO (B)--FC Stone projected on Sept. 5 the U.S. 2001-02 corn crop at 9.148 billion bushels going into the Sept. 12 U.S. Department of Agriculture crop report.

That compares with USDA's current estimate of 9.266 billion bushels. FC Stone also pegged the U.S. soybean crop at 2.743 billion bushels, down 124 million from USDA's August forecast of 2.867 billion.

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