EAST LANSING, Mich. — Indiana corn and soybean yields are forecasted to be record highs, according to USDA NASS, Great Lakes Region. The November Crop Production Report is based on conditions as of November 1, 2020.
Some highlights of the report follow:
• Indiana corn yield is expected to be 189 bushels per acre, 20 bushels higher than last year’s weather decimated yield and unchanged from last month’s forecast. Total production is expected to be 992 million bushels, up 22 percent from 2019. If realized, this will be the highest Indiana corn yield on record.
• Indiana soybean production is expected to total 329 million bushels, up 21 percent from a year earlier. The yield is forecast at 58 bushels per acre, up 7 bushels from 2019 but down 2 bushels from last month. If realized, this will be the highest yield on record.
• Nationally, Corn production for grain is forecast 14.5 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the previous forecast but up 7 percent from 2019. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 175.8 bushels per harvested acre, down 2.6 bushels from the previous forecast but up 8.3 bushels from last year. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 82.5 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast, but up 1 percent from the previous year.
• U.S. soybean production for beans is forecast at 4.17 billion bushels, down 2 percent from the previous forecast but up 17 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 50.7 bushels per harvested acre, down 1.2 bushels from the previous forecast but up 3.3 bushels from 2019. Area harvested for beans in the United States is forecast at 82.3 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast but up 10 percent from 2019.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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