Could PA farmers be looking at an all-time record high soybean yield?
HARRISBURG, PA --- The USDA-NASS, Northeastern Region has released the crop production forecast for November, according to King Whetstone, director of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Northeastern Regional Field Office.
The latest survey, which was conducted during the last week of October and the first week of November, included the following commodities:
Corn production in Pennsylvania is forecast at 152 million bushels, down 6% from 2019. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 152.0 bushels per acre, down 5 bushels from the October forecast and down 1 bushel from the 2019 average. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 1.00 million acres, down 6% from 2019.
Soybean production in Pennsylvania is forecast at 29.6 million bushels, down 1% from last year. Based on November 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 49.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month and unchanged from last year. If realized, the forecasted yield will be a record high. Area for harvest is forecast at 605 thousand acres, down 5 thousand acres from 2019.
Production forecasts are released on a monthly basis and do not reflect final production estimates.