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New York Growers Produce Record High Soybeans
New York Ag Connection - 01/13/2022

New York soybean growers produced a record high 17.0 million bushels, up 7% from 2020, according to King Whetstone, director of the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Northeastern Regional Field Office. Soybean yield is estimated at a record high 53.0 bushels per acre, up 2.0 bushels from 2020. Harvested area in 2021, at 320,000, is up 3% from last year.

Corn production in 2021 totaled 97.7 million bushels, up 24% from 2020, The average yield in New York is estimated at a record high 167.0 bushels per acre, 10.0 bushels above the 2020 average yield of 157.0 bushels per acre. Area harvested for grain, at 585,000 acres, is up 17% from 2020.

Corn for silage production in 2021 is estimated at 8.55 million tons, down 9% from 2020. The average yield is estimated at 19.0 tons per acre, up 1.0 ton from last year's yield. Harvested area, at 450,000 acres, is down 13% from last year.

New York all dry hay production for 2021 is estimated at 2.64 million tons, up 54% from last year. Yield per acre averaged 2.28 tons per acre, up 0.67 ton per acre from 2020.

Also released Wednesday were the Winter Wheat Seedings and Grain Stocks reports. The Winter Wheat Seedings report is the first indicator of this year's winter wheat acreage. Planted area for harvest in 2022 is estimated at 130,000 acres, down 16% from 2021 and down 13% from 2020.

The estimates in the report were based primarily on surveys conducted the first two weeks of December

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