Soybean growers in Maryland are looking at a potential record crop this fall


ANNAPOLIS, MD – August 12 - Maryland soybean production for beans is forecast at a record high 25.7 million bushels, unchanged from last year, according to Shareefah Williams, state statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Maryland Field Office. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average a record high 53.0 bushels per harvested acre, unchanged from 2021. Area harvested for beans is forecast at 485 thousand acres, also unchanged from 2021.


Corn production for grain in Maryland is forecast at 70.5 million bushels, down 5% from 2021. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 172 bushels per harvested acre, down 3 bushels from 2021. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 410 thousand acres, down 4% from 2021.


Winter wheat production for grain in Maryland is forecast at 13.0 million bushels, up 2% from 2021. Based on August 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 74.0 bushels per harvested acre, down 5 bushels from 2021. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 175 thousand acres, up 9% from 2021.


The forecasts in this report are based on conditions as of August 1.  Any potential impacts from severe weather that occurred after August 1 will be reflected in future reports.

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