NY farmers expecting all-time record yields of corn and soybeans

ALBANY, NY --- The USDA-NASS has released the crop production forecast for November, 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 October and first week of November, included the following commodities:

Corn: Production is forecast at 85.0 million bushels, up 2% from the October forecast and up 8% from 2020. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 170.0 bushels per acre, up 3 bushels from the October forecast and up 13 bushels above the 2020 average. If realized, this would be the highest yield on record for New York. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 500 thousand acres, unchanged from the October forecast and from 2020.

Soybean: Production is forecast at 17.0 million bushels, unchanged from October but up 7% from last year. Based on November 1 conditions, yields are expected to average a record high 53.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month but up 2 bushels from last year. Area for harvest is forecast at 320 thousand acres, unchanged from last month but up 8 thousand from last year.

Production forecasts are released on a monthly basis and do not reflect final production estimates. Fall harvests may change these estimates considerably. The next production forecast will be issued December 9, 2021.

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