Sept. 11 Crop Production: Only Slight Changes in Corn, Soybean Production

September 11, 2015 11:12 AM
Sept. 11 Crop Production: Only Slight Changes in Corn, Soybean Production

Corn Production Down Less Than 1 Percent from August Forecast

Soybean Production Up Slightly

Cotton Production Up 3 Percent

Corn production is forecast at 13.6 billion bushels, down 4 percent from last year's record production and down less than 1 percent from the August forecast. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to average 167.5 bushels per acre, down 1.3 bushels from the August forecast and down 3.5 bushels from 2014. If realized, this will be the second highest yield and third largest production on record for the United States. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 81.1 million acres, unchanged from the August forecast but down 2 percent from 2014.

Soybean production is forecast at 3.94 billion bushels, up slightly from August but down 1 percent from last year. Based on September 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 47.1 bushels per acre, up 0.2 bushel from last month but down 0.7 bushel from last year. Area for harvest in the United States is forecast at a record 83.5 million acres, unchanged from August but up less than 1 percent from 2014.

All cotton production is forecast at 13.4 million 480-pound bales, up 3 percent from the August forecast but down 18 percent from 2014. Yield is expected to average 789 pounds per harvested acre, down 6 percent from last year. Upland cotton production is forecast at 13.0 million 480-pound bales, down 18 percent from 2014. Pima cotton production, forecast at 451,000 bales, is down 20 percent from last year.

California Navel orange production for the 2015-2016 season is forecast at 1.72 million tons (43.0 million boxes), up 9 percent from last season. This initial forecast is based on an objective measurement survey conducted in California's Central Valley from mid-July to early September. The objective survey measurements indicated that fruit set and the average fruit size were above last year. Harvest is expected to begin in October.

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Spell Check

Farmington, MN
9/11/2015 12:34 PM

  Don't worry, they are just pushing down the price so you can get your taxpayer subsidized revenue insurance check. On top of that you probably recieved a nice cd check for prevent plant, subsidized by the taxpayers. And I am sure you will come up with a few other claims on your mulitparel insurance that the taxpayers are paying 2/3 of your premium on. I agree with you on the welfare to the deadbeats and immigrants, we need to get rid of all subsidies including farm subsidies.

Govt Corruption
United States, TX
9/11/2015 12:12 PM

  Oh Boy! More USDA lies...who's really surprised?! 2nd largest yield and 3rd largest production my freakin ass! Everyone's just tired of this horseshit. Fed up with the USDA controlling markets with bullshit false reports to reduce food prices since the farm bill & unemployment is now allowing every illegal immigrant and intentionally nonworking, street drug addicted low life to buy drugs with cash and food with food stamps, drive nicer vehicles, and now have better health insurance than what we do...all on our tax dollars while we work 140hrs/wk to support the bastards. The only people benefiting from the wallstreet grain markets are the paper farmers getting rich with the government corruption and insider trading. It's really sad when Americans are busy fighting over what flag can fly in what state, what schools can/can't do based on religious beliefs, and who's shooting at who, all while the government becomes more controlling and more communist every day. How the hell do we get this country back on track so the real farmers in this country can make a honest living in this so called "freedom" because it's sure not going to happen in politics. The founding fathers of this country are rolling over in their graves of embarrassment and we're struggling to make a dime to stay in business... how's that for honesty USDA?

Buckingham, IL
9/14/2015 06:04 AM

  What's the matter Goverment corruption in Texass, didn't you get your giant handout from Uncle Sam again. No free pickup or ATV. Remember, you have to share those subsidies now, Not just all for the farmer or rancher.


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