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New York Corn and Soybean Yields Forecast at Record Highs
New York Ag Connection - 09/13/2021

The USDA-NASS has released the crop production forecast for September, 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 August and the first week of September, forecasts record high yields for New York corn and soybeans.

Corn production is forecast at 83.5 million bushels, up 4% from 2020. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are forecast to average a record high 167.0 bushels per acre, up 10 bushels from the 2020 average. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 500,000 acres, down 10,000 acres from 2020.

Soybeans production is forecast at 17.0 million bushels, up 7% from 2020. Based on September 1 conditions, yield is forecast to average a record high 53.0 bushels per acre, up two bushels from last year. Area for harvest is forecast at 320,000 acres, up 8,000 acres from 2020.

Production forecasts are released on a monthly basis and do not reflect final production estimates.

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