Corn yields in Virginia expected to be down 17 bushels per acre from last year
September 12, 2023 - Corn production in Virginia is forecast at 56.3 million bushels, down 1% from the previous crop. Yield was estimated at 150 bushels per acre, down 17.0 bushels from the 2022 level. Acres for harvest as grain were estimated at 375,000 acres, up 35,000 acres from 2022.
Virginia farmers have seen widely variable field conditions this growing season. Some areas
have had plentiful precipitation while others have not.
Soybean production for Virginia is forecast at 22.2 million bushels, down 11% from 2022. Yield was estimated at 39 bushels per acre, down 2.0 bushels from a year ago. Acreage for harvest was estimated at 570,000 acres, down 40,000 acres from the previous year.
Virginia cotton production is projected to be 190,000 bales, down 10% from last year. Cotton yields are forecast to average 1,140 pounds per acre, up 9 pounds per acre from the previous year. Producers expect to harvest 80,000 acres, down 10,000 acres from 2022.
Peanut farmers in Virginia anticipate harvesting 136 million pounds for 2023, up 8% from last year. Acres expected to be harvested total 29,000 acres, up 1,000 from last year. Producers expect a yield of 4,700 pounds per acre, up 200 pounds from 2022.