DOVER, Del. –The USDA-NASS has released the crop production forecast for September, according to Shareefah Williams, state statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Delaware 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 27.7 million bushels, down 2% from 2020. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are forecast to average 163.0 bushels per acre, 3 bushels above the 2020 average. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 170 thousand acres, down 3% from 2020.
Soybeans production is forecast at 7.50 million bushels, up 3% from 2020. Based on September 1 conditions, yield is forecast to average 49.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from last year. Area for harvest is forecast at 153 thousand acres, up 5 thousand acres from 2020.
Production forecasts are released on a monthly basis and do not reflect final production estimates. The next production forecast will be issued October 12, 2021.