Pro Farmer Reaction to November Crop Production, WASDE

November 10, 2017 10:28 AM

Lackluster corn prices didn’t get any help from USDA’s latest yield and production estimates.

Corn yields were boosted two percent from the September estimate, and production is estimated at 14.6 billion bushels., above pre-report estimates. The USDA is expecting the corn yield to reach a record 175.4 bushels per acre, more than three bushels higher than the October report.

On the other hand, the soybean forecast was slightly trimmed. Production is estimated to be 4.4 billion bushels, a one percent decline from October. Yield was unchanged from last month’s report with the ag department expecting soybeans to yield 49.5 bushels per acre.

Producers and traders are wondering how this potential record-breaking corn crop will impact the markets.

Pro Farmer newsletter Brian Grete shares his perspective on AgDay above.

Back to news


Spell Check

11/12/2017 04:54 PM

  Seems to me that a lot of beans will be planted here because of excess corn stocks. South American production is questionable. That makes the July/November bean spread interesting. Any problems down there could cause even bigger plantings for harvest next fall and big moves in the spread.


Corn College TV Education Series


Get nearly 8 hours of educational video with Farm Journal's top agronomists. Produced in the field and neatly organized by topic, from spring prep to post-harvest. Order now!


Market Data provided by
Brought to you by Beyer