HARRISBURG, Pa. — The USDA-NASS, Northeastern Region has released the crop production forecast for November, according to King Whetstone, director of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Northeastern Regional Field Office. The latest survey, which was conducted during the last week of October and the first week of November, included the following commodities:
Corn production in Pennsylvania is forecast at 147 million bushels, up 7% from 2020. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average a record high 169.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from the October forecast but up 31 bushels from the 2020 average. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 870 thousand acres, down 13% from 2020.
Soybean production in Pennsylvania is forecast at 29.6 million bushels, up 2% from last year. Based on November 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 52.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month but up 6 bushels from last year. If realized, the forecasted yield will be a record high. Area for harvest is forecast at 570 thousand acres, down 10% from 2020.
Production forecasts are released on a monthly basis and do not reflect final production estimates.
For the complete “Crop Production” report, go to: