ALBANY — The USDA-NASS has released the crop production forecast for August, according to Donnie Fike, state statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), New York Field Office. The latest survey, which was conducted the last week of July included the following commodities.
Corn for grain production is forecast at 88.5 million bushels, down 9% from 2021. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are forecast to average 150.0 bushels per acre, down 17 bushels per acre from last year. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 590 thousand acres, up 1% from 2021.
Soybean production is forecast at 16.6 million bushels, down 2% from 2021. Based on August 1 conditions, yield is forecast to average 51.0 bushels per acre, down 2 bushels from last year. Area for harvest is forecast at 325 thousand acres, up 2% from 2021.
The forecasts in this report are based on conditions as of August 1. Any potential impacts from severe weather that occurred after August 1 will be reflected in future reports.
For the complete “Crop Production” report, go to: https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/tm70mv177
The “Crop Production” report and all other NASS reports are available online at www.nass.usda.gov.
–USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service New York