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USDA November Crop Production Report: Corn Production Up 1% From September Forecast; Soybean Production Up 3%

Date Posted: November 8, 2013

Special Note

This report contains estimates and forecasts that were originally scheduled for release in the October report.

This includes updated planted and harvested acreage for dry edible beans, canola, corn, sorghum, soybeans and sunflowers.

Also included are revised peanut and sunflower acreage, yield and production for 2012, as well as indicated 2013/2014 production forecasts for citrus fruits as of November 1.

Due to the cancellation of the 2013 October Crop Production report, there are no October 1 yield forecasts to include in this report.

Full Report

Corn production is forecast at 14.0 billion bushels, up 1 percent from the previous forecast and up 30 percent from 2012.

If realized, this will be a new record production for the United States.

Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 160.4 bushels per acre, up 5.1 bushels from the previous forecast and 37.0 bushels above the 2012 average.

If realized, this will be the highest average yield since 2009. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 87.2 million acres, down 2 percent from the previous forecast and down slightly from 2012.

Soybean production is forecast at 3.26 billion bushels, up 3 percent from the previous forecast and up 7 percent from last year.

If realized, production will be the third largest on record.

Based on November 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 43.0 bushels per acre, up 1.8 bushels from the previous forecast and up 3.2 bushels from 2012.

Area for harvest in the United States is forecast at 75.7 million acres, down 1 percent from both the previous forecast and last year.

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