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USDA Forecasts Record Crop Yields for New York
New York Ag Connection - 10/13/2021

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

Corn production is forecast at 83.5 million bushels, up 6% from 2020. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average 167.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month but up 10 bushels from the 2020 average. If this forecasted yield is realized, it will be a record high yield for New York. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 500 ,000 acres, unchanged from 2020.

Soybean production is forecast at 17.0 million bushels, up 7% from last year. Based on October 1 conditions, yields are expected to average a record high 53.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month and up 2.0 bushels from last year. Area for harvest is forecast at 320,000 acres, up 8,000 acres from 2020.

Alfalfa hay and alfalfa mixtures production is forecast at 672,000 tons, up 102,000 from 2020. Based on October 1 conditions, yield is expected to average 2.40 tons per acre, up 0.50 ton from last year. Harvested area is forecast at 280,000 acres, down 20,000 acres from last year.

Other hay production is forecast at 1.70 million tons, up 49% from 2020. Based on October 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 2.00 tons per acre, up 0.50 ton per acre from last year. Harvested area is forecast at 850 thousand acres, up 12% from 2020.

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


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