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New York Corn Yield Forecast at Record High
New York Ag Connection - 09/14/2020

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, included the following commodities:

- Corn production is forecast at 82.7 million bushels, down 4 percent from 2019. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are forecast to average a record high 167.0 bushels per acre, up 9 bushels from the 2019 average. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 495,000 acres, down 9 percent from 2019.

- Soybeans production is forecast at 13.7 million bushels, up 27 percent from 2019. Based on September 1 conditions, yield is forecast to average 49.0 bushels per acre, up one bushel from last year. Area for harvest is forecast at 280,000 acres, up 55 thousand acres from 2019.

Production forecasts are released on a monthly basis and do not reflect final production estimates. The next production forecast will be issued Oct. 9.

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