AUSTIN, Texas — The November Row Crop harvested and production forecasts are based on a survey of approximately 1,400 Texas and Oklahoma growers conducted by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Southern Plains Regional Field Office. Cotton, corn, sorghum and peanut numbers are up, while soybeans are down.
Highlights of the report are:
• Oklahoma Upland Cotton production totaled 730 thousand bales, 7 percent higher than 2018. Yield averaged 609 pounds per acre, compared with 595 pounds last year. Acreage harvested, 575 thousand acres, is up 5 percent from last year.
• Oklahoma corn production totaled 46.2 million bushels, up 23 percent from the previous year. Statewide yields averaged 142 bushels per acre, 8 bushels higher than 2018. Acres harvested for grain, at 325 thousand, are up 16 percent from last year.
• Oklahoma sorghum production totaled 14.0 million bushels, up 17 percent from last year. Yield averaged 52 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels from the previous year. Acres harvested, at 270 thousand acres, are 13 percent higher than 2018.
• Oklahoma soybean production is forecast at 11.4 million bushels, down 32 percent from last year. Yield is expected to average 26 bushels per acre, compared with 28 bushels in 2018. Harvested acreage, at 440 thousand acres, is 27 percent lower than last year.
• Oklahoma peanut production is 21 percent higher than last year, at 55.5 million pounds. Yield is forecast at 3,700 pounds per acre, up 630 pounds from 2018. Harvested acres is unchanged from last year at 15 thousand acres.
— USDA NASS Southern Plains Regional Field Office
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