Corn production down 8% in US compared to 2021
The National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that corn production in September was down 8 compared to last year’s output, and soybeans are down 3 percent.
Corn production is forecast at 13.9 billion bushels while soybeans are forecast at 4.31 billion bushels.
Based on conditions as of Oct. 1, NASS reports corn yields are expected to average 171.9 bushels per harvested acre, down 4.8 bushels from 2021. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 80.8 million acres.
In New York, the yields per acre are down from 167.0 in 2021 to a forecasted 154.0 in 2022. The harvested acreage is down from 580,000 to 515,000 in New York.
Soybean yields are expected to average 49.8 bushels per acre, down 1.9 bushels from 2021. Area harvested for beans in the United States is forecast at 86.6 million acres, up slightly from 2021, NASS reported.
In New York, the soybean yields are down from 53.0 bushels per acre to 50.0 bushels, while the acreage is up from 320,000 to 345,000.