TRENTON, NJ — The USDA-NASS, Northeastern Region has released the crop production forecast for October, according to Bruce Eklund, state statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), New Jersey Field Office. The latest survey, which was conducted during the last week of September and the first week of October, included the following commodities:
Soybean production is forecast at 3.63 million bushels, up 7% from last year. Based on October 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 39.0 bushels per acre, up 2.0 bushels from last year. Area for harvest is forecast at 93 thousand acres, up 1 thousand acres from 2019.
Nationally, corn production for grain is forecast at 14.7 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the previous forecast but up 8 percent from 2019 and soybean production for beans is forecast at 4.27 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the previous forecast but up 20 percent from last year.
Production forecasts are released on a monthly basis and do not reflect final production estimates. The next production forecast will be issued November 10, 2020.
For the complete “Crop Production” report, go to: https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/tm70mv177