TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey farmers expect to reap an average of 39 bushels per acre of soybeans in 2020, according to Bruce Eklund, state statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New Jersey Field Office. Compared to last year, yield is up an average of 2 bushels per acre and acres harvested is up 1,000 acres. This expected yield and an expected 93 thousand acres harvested would mean 3.63 million bushels harvested.
Nationally, soybean production for beans is forecast at 4.17 billion bushels, down 2% from the previous forecast but up 17% from last year. Corn production for grain is forecast at 14.5 billion bushels, down 1% from the previous forecast but up 7% from 2019. The forecasts in this report are based on conditions as of November 1.
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