Indiana October Crop Production report

USDA

Indiana corn and soybean yields are forecasted to be record highs

Indiana corn and soybean yields are forecasted to be record highs, according to USDA NASS, Great Lakes Region. The October Crop Production Report is based on conditions as of October 1, 2020. Some highlights of the report follow: 

• Indiana corn yield is expected to be 189 bushels per acre, 20 bushels higher than last year’s weather decimated yield and 3 bushels higher than last month’s forecast. Total production is expected to be 992 million bushels, up 22 percent from 2019. If realized, this will be the highest Indiana corn yield on record. 

• Indiana soybean production is expected to total 341 million bushels, up 25 percent from a year earlier. The yield is forecast at 60 bushels per acre, up 9 bushels from 2019 and unchanged from last month. If realized, this will be the highest yield on record. 

• Nationally, Corn production for grain is forecast at 14.7 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the previous forecast but up 8 percent from 2019. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average a record high 178.4 bushels per harvested acre, down 0.1 bushel from the previous forecast but up 10.9 bushels from last year. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 82.5 million acres, down 1 percent from the previous forecast, but up 1 percent from the previous year. Acreage updates were made in several States based on a thorough review of all available data. 

• U.S. soybean production for beans is forecast at 4.27 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the previous forecast but up 20 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average a record high 51.9 bushels per harvested acre, unchanged from the previous forecast but up 4.5 bushels from 2019. Area harvested for beans in the United States is forecast at 82.3 million acres, down 1 percent from the previous forecast but up 10 percent from 2019. Acreage updates were made in several States based on a thorough review of all available data.





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