Corn and soybean yields expect to be down in NY State


ALBANY, NY --- The USDA-NASS has released the crop production forecast for September, according to Donnie Fike, state statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), New York Field Office. The latest survey, which was conducted during the last week of August and the first week of September.


Corn production is forecast at 78.3 million bushels, down 20% from 2021. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are forecast to average 152.0 bushels per acre, down 9% from the 2021 average. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 515 thousand acres, down 70 thousand acres from 2021.


Soybean production is forecast at 17.3 million bushels, up 2% from 2021. Based on September 1 conditions, yield is forecast at 50.0 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from last year. Area for harvest is forecast at 345 thousand acres, up 25 thousand acres from 2021.


Production forecasts are released on a monthly basis and do not reflect final production estimates. The next production forecast will be issued October 12, 2022.

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