TRENTON, NJ — The USDA-NASS, Northeastern Region just 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:
Soybean production is forecast at 4.12 million bushels. Based on October 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 42.0 bushels per acre. Area for harvest is forecast at 98 thousand acres.
Nationally, corn production for grain is forecast at 15.0 billion bushels, up slightly from the previous forecast and up 6 percent from 2020. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average 176.5 bushels per harvested acre, up 0.2 bushel from the previous forecast and up 5.1 bushels from last year. Soybean production for beans is forecast at a record 4.45 billion bushels, up 2 percent from the previous forecast and up 5 percent from 2020. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average 51.5 bushels per harvested acre, up 0.9 bushel from the previous forecast and up 0.5 bushel from 2020.
Production forecasts are released on a monthly basis. The next production forecast will be issued November 9, 2021.
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