Drought Savaged Montana Peas



WASHINGTON - Jan 12/18 - SNS -- Soybean production in 2017 totaled a record 4.39 billion bushels, up 2% from 2016, according to the USDA's final crop estimates.

The average yield per acre was estimated at 49.1 bushels, 2.9 bushels below the record yield in 2016. Planted area for the Nation, at a record 90.1 million acres, was up 8% from the 2016 planted acreage. Soybean growers harvested a record 89.5 million acres, up 8% from last year.

Yields were at record high levels across much of the southern United States from the Delta to the Appalachian Mountains. Record high yields occurred in Alabama, Delaware, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

The 2017 soybean objective yield survey data indicated that final average pod counts were higher than last year in the combined eleven objective yield States. Compared with last year, pod counts were up in Arkansas, Missouri, and Ohio.

Soybeans for Beans Area Planted and Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and
United States: 2015-2017
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               :           Area planted            :          Area harvested
     State     :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
               :   2015    :   2016    :   2017    :   2015    :   2016    :   2017
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               :                              1,000 acres
               :
Alabama .......:     500         420         350         490         410         345
Arkansas ......:   3,200       3,130       3,530       3,170       3,100       3,500
Delaware ......:     175         165         160         173         163         158
Florida .......:      33          31          15          29          29          14
Georgia .......:     325         260         155         310         240         150
Illinois ......:   9,800      10,100      10,600       9,720      10,050      10,550
Indiana .......:   5,550       5,650       5,950       5,500       5,630       5,940
Iowa ..........:   9,850       9,500      10,000       9,800       9,440       9,940
Kansas ........:   3,900       4,050       5,150       3,860       4,010       5,110
Kentucky ......:   1,840       1,790       1,950       1,810       1,780       1,940
               :
Louisiana .....:   1,430       1,230       1,270       1,390       1,190       1,250
Maryland ......:     520         520         500         515         515         495
Michigan ......:   2,030       2,070       2,280       2,020       2,060       2,270
Minnesota .....:   7,600       7,550       8,150       7,550       7,490       8,090
Mississippi ...:   2,300       2,040       2,190       2,270       2,020       2,170
Missouri ......:   4,550       5,600       5,950       4,470       5,540       5,910
Nebraska ......:   5,300       5,200       5,700       5,270       5,150       5,670
New Jersey ....:     105         100         100         103          98          99
New York ......:     305         330         270         301         320         265
North Carolina :   1,820       1,690       1,700       1,730       1,660       1,690
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North Dakota ..:   5,750       6,050       7,100       5,720       5,990       7,050
Ohio ..........:   4,750       4,850       5,100       4,740       4,840       5,090
Oklahoma ......:     395         485         655         375         470         640
Pennsylvania ..:     580         580         590         575         575         585
South Carolina :     475         420         400         370         405         390
South Dakota ..:   5,150       5,200       5,650       5,120       5,170       5,610
Tennessee .....:   1,750       1,660       1,690       1,720       1,630       1,660
Texas .........:     130         165         210         115         145         185
Virginia ......:     630         610         600         620         600         590
West Virginia .:      27          27          27          26          26          26
Wisconsin .....:   1,880       1,960       2,150       1,870       1,950       2,140
               :
United States .:  82,650      83,433      90,142      81,732      82,696      89,522
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Soybeans for Beans Area Planted and Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and
United States: 2015-2017 (continued)
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               :          Yield per acre           :            Production
     State     :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
               :   2015    :   2016    :   2017    :   2015    :   2016    :   2017
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               :   ---------- bushels ---------      --------- 1,000 bushels ---------
               :
Alabama .......:   41.0        32.0        46.0         20,090      13,120      15,870
Arkansas ......:   49.0        47.0        51.0        155,330     145,700     178,500
Delaware ......:   40.0        41.5        51.0          6,920       6,765       8,058
Florida .......:   38.0        36.0        34.0          1,102       1,044         476
Georgia .......:   43.0        30.0        42.0         13,330       7,200       6,300
Illinois ......:   56.0        59.0        58.0        544,320     592,950     611,900
Indiana .......:   50.0        57.5        54.0        275,000     323,725     320,760
Iowa ..........:   56.5        60.0        56.5        553,700     566,400     561,610
Kansas ........:   38.5        48.0        37.0        148,610     192,480     189,070
Kentucky ......:   49.0        50.0        53.0         88,690      89,000     102,820
               :
Louisiana .....:   41.0        48.5        54.0         56,990      57,715      67,500
Maryland ......:   40.0        41.5        51.0         20,600      21,373      25,245
Michigan ......:   49.0        50.5        42.5         98,980     104,030      96,475
Minnesota .....:   50.0        52.0        47.0        377,500     389,480     380,230
Mississippi ...:   46.0        48.0        53.0        104,420      96,960     115,010
Missouri ......:   40.5        49.0        49.0        181,035     271,460     289,590
Nebraska ......:   58.0        61.0        57.5        305,660     314,150     326,025
New Jersey ....:   32.0        36.0        45.0          3,296       3,528       4,455
New York ......:   43.0        41.0        45.0         12,943      13,120      11,925
North Carolina :   32.0        35.0        40.0         55,360      58,100      67,600
               :
North Dakota ..:   32.5        41.5        34.0        185,900     248,585     239,700
Ohio ..........:   50.0        54.5        49.5        237,000     263,780     251,955
Oklahoma ......:   31.0        29.0        29.0         11,625      13,630      18,560
Pennsylvania ..:   44.0        44.0        48.0         25,300      25,300      28,080
South Carolina :   26.5        31.0        38.0          9,805      12,555      14,820
South Dakota ..:   46.0        49.5        43.0        235,520     255,915     241,230
Tennessee .....:   46.0        45.0        50.0         79,120      73,350      83,000
Texas .........:   26.0        31.0        37.0          2,990       4,495       6,845
Virginia ......:   34.5        36.0        44.0         21,390      21,600      25,960
West Virginia .:   48.0        51.0        54.0          1,248       1,326       1,404
Wisconsin .....:   49.5        55.0        47.0         92,565     107,250     100,580
               :
United States .:   48.0        52.0        49.1      3,926,339   4,296,086   4,391,553
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