Farmers in TN see major increase in corn yields


NASHVILLE, TN - Corn production in Tennessee is forecast at 166 million bushels, up 1% from the October forecast and up 20% from the previous year. Yield was estimated at 171.0 bushels per acre, up 1.0 bushels from last month and up 1.0 bushels from the 2020 level. Acres for harvest as grain were estimated at 970,000 acres, up 155,000 acres from 2020.


The U.S. corn production is forecast at 15.1 billion bushels, up slightly from the October forecast and up 7% from 2020. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 177.0 bushels per acre, up 0.5 bushels from last month and up 5.6 bushels from 2020. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 85.1 million acres, unchanged from the October forecast and up 3% from 2020.


Soybean production for Tennessee is forecast at 73.5 million bushels, up 2% from the October forecast and down 9% from 2020. Yield was estimated at 50.0 bushels per acre, up 1.0 bushel from last month and unchanged from a year ago. Acreage for harvest as beans was estimated at 1.47 million acres, down 150,000 acres from the previous year.


U.S. soybean production is forecast at 4.42 billion bushels, down 1% from the October forecast and up 5% from last year. Based on November 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 51.2 bushels per acre, down 0.3 bushels from last month and up 0.2 bushels from last year. Area for harvest is forecast at 86.4 million acres, unchanged from the October forecast and up 5% from 2020.

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