USDA raises corn production estimate

USDA has raised its corn production estimate, while lowering the outlook for soybeans.

As of September 1, U.S. corn production is seen at a record 13.843 billion bushels with an average yield of 155.3 bushels per acre, compared to August’s guess of 13.763 billion bushels with an average yield of 154.4 bushels per acre. USDA states objective yield numbers indicate the highest number of ears on record for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Before the report, the average estimate was 13.646 billion bushels with an average yield of 153.9 bushels per acre. Harvested area is seen at 89.135 million acres. In 2012, corn totaled 10.780 billion bushels with an average yield of 123.4 bushels per acre and harvested area of 87.375 million acres.

Soybeans are pegged at 3.149 billion bushels with an average yield of 41.2 bushels per acre, compared to 3.255 billion bushels with an average yield of 42.6 bushels per acre last month. USDA adds objective yield data in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Dakota points to solid year to year increases in pod count, with the biggest jump in South Dakota and strong rises in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, and Missouri. Additionally, if realized, average yields in Ohio and Pennsylvania would be new record highs. USDA matched the pre-report guess for production and the average estimate for yield was 41.3 bushels per acre. Harvested area is estimated at 76.378 million acres. In 2012, U.S. soybean production was 3.015 billion bushels with an average yield of 39.6 bushels per acre and harvested area of 76.104 million bushels.

USDA does note that late planting has led to slow development for both crops and, in any event, there’s still a ways to go in the growing season.

Corn and soybean production estimates for Brownfield states:


Illinois: Corn: 1.964 billion bushels, compared to 1.286 billion in 2012; average yield of 165 bushels per acre, compared to 165 a month ago and 105 a year ago; harvested area of 11.9 million acres, compared to 12.25 million last year; Soybeans: 430.1 million bushels, compared to 383.56 million in 2012; average yield of 46 bushels per acre, compared to 47 a month ago and 43 a year ago; harvested area of 9.35 million acres, compared to 8.92 million last year.

Indiana: Corn: 979.4 million bushels, compared to 596.97 million bushels in 2012; average yield of 166 bushels per acre, compared to 166 a month ago and 99 a year ago; harvested area of 5.9 million acres, compared to 6.03 million last year; Soybeans: 251.04 million bushels, compared to 223.59 million in 2012; average yield of 48 bushels per acre, compared to 50 a month ago and 43.5 a year ago; harvested area of 5.23 million acres, compared to 5.14 million last year.

Iowa: Corn: 2.187 billion bushels, compared to 1.877 billion in 2012; average yield of 162 bushels per acre, compared to 163 a month ago and 137 a year ago; harvested area of 13.5 million acres, compared to 13.7 million last year; Soybeans: 405.49 million bushels, compared to 413.85 million in 2012; average yield of 43 bushels per acre, compared to 46 a month ago and 44.5 a year ago; harvested area of 9.43 million acres, compared to 9.3 million last year.

Missouri: Corn: 406.25 million bushels, compared to 247.5 million in 2012; average yield of 125 bushels per acre, compared to 130 a month ago and 75 a year ago; harvested area of 3.25 million acres, compared to 3.3 million last year; Soybeans: 197.4 million bushels, compared to 155.17 million in 2012; average yield of 35 bushels per acre, compared to 39 a month ago and 29.5 a year ago; harvested area of 5.64 million acres, compared to 5.26 million last year.

Nebraska: Corn: 1.607 billion bushels, compared to 1.292 billion in 2012; average yield of 164 bushels per acre, compared to 161 a month ago and 142 a year ago; harvested area of 9.8 million acres, compared to 9.1 million last year; Soybeans: 223.25 million bushels, compared to 207.085 million in 2012; average yield of 47 bushels per acre, compared to 47 a month ago and 41.5 a year ago; harvested area of 4.75 million acres, compared to 4.99 million last year.

Ohio: Corn: 632.96 million bushels, compared to 448.95 million in 2012; average yield of 172 bushels per acre, compared to 172 a month ago and 123 a year ago; harvested area of 3.68 million acres, compared to 3.65 million last year; Soybeans: 221.97 million bushels, compared to 206.1 million in 2012; average yield of 49 bushels per acre, compared to 50 a month ago and 45 a year ago; harvested area of 4.53 million acres, compared to 4.58 million last year.

South Dakota: Corn: 768.5 million bushels, compared to 535.3 million in 2012; average yield of 145 bushels per acre, compared to 138 a month ago and 101 a year ago; harvested area of 5.3 million acres, unchanged from last year; Soybeans: 162.75 million bushels, compared to 141.3 million in 2012; average yield of 35 bushels per acre, compared to 36 a month ago and 30 a year ago; harvested area of 4.65 million acres, compared to 4.71 million last year.

Wisconsin: Corn: 464.75 million bushels, compared to 399.3 million in 2012; average yield of 143 bushels per acre, compared to 144 a month ago and 121 a year ago; harvested area of 3.25 million acres, compared to 3.3 million last year; Soybeans: 66.8 million bushels, compared to 70.55 million in 2012; average yield of 40 bushels per acre, compared to 42 a month ago and 41.5 a year ago; harvested area of 1.67 million acres, compared to 1.7 million last year.

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