Corn Yields Slip 1%



WASHINGTON - Sep 12/19 - SNS -- Corn production in the United States is expected to total 13.8 billion bushels, down 1% from the previous forecast and down 4% from last year, according to the latest USDA crop production estimates.

Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to average 168.2 bushels per harvested acre, down 1.3 bushels from the previous forecast and down 8.2 bushels from 2018. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 82.0 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast but up less than 1% from 2018.

The September 1 corn objective yield data indicate the lowest number of ears since 2012 for the combined 10 objective yield States, (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin).

Corn for Grain Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2018 and
Forecasted September 1, 2019
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                 :  Area harvested   :          Yield per acre          :     Production
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      State      :         :         :          :         2019          :          :
                 :  2018   :  2019   :   2018   :-----------------------:   2018   :   2019
                 :         :         :          : August 1  :September 1:          :
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                 :    1,000 acres       ---------- bushels ----------    --- 1,000 bushels ---
                 :
Alabama .........:    250       305     156.0       161.0       161.0        39,000     49,105
Arkansas ........:    645       750     181.0       180.0       177.0       116,745    132,750
California ......:     65        70     173.0       166.0       161.0        11,245     11,270
Colorado ........:  1,200     1,220     130.0       150.0       148.0       156,000    180,560
Delaware ........:    166       180     145.0       165.0       160.0        24,070     28,800
Georgia .........:    285       335     176.0       170.0       166.0        50,160     55,610
Idaho ...........:    135       120     213.0       210.0       200.0        28,755     24,000
Illinois ........: 10,850    10,450     210.0       181.0       180.0     2,278,500  1,881,000
Indiana .........:  5,200     4,900     189.0       166.0       161.0       982,800    788,900
Iowa ............: 12,800    13,200     196.0       191.0       191.0     2,508,800  2,521,200
                 :
Kansas ..........:  5,000     6,000     129.0       135.0       136.0       645,000    816,000
Kentucky ........:  1,230     1,500     175.0       181.0       177.0       215,250    265,500
Louisiana .......:    450       550     173.0       181.0       166.0        77,850     91,300
Maryland ........:    390       430     146.0       170.0       165.0        56,940     70,950
Michigan ........:  1,940     1,700     153.0       155.0       148.0       296,820    251,600
Minnesota .......:  7,490     7,400     182.0       173.0       171.0     1,363,180  1,265,400
Mississippi .....:    465       615     185.0       176.0       176.0        86,025    108,240
Missouri ........:  3,330     3,060     140.0       160.0       160.0       466,200    489,600
Nebraska ........:  9,310     9,650     192.0       186.0       186.0     1,787,520  1,794,900
New York ........:    645       510     159.0       154.0       154.0       102,555     78,540
                 :
North Carolina ..:    830       890     113.0       110.0       110.0        93,790     97,900
North Dakota ....:  2,930     3,270     153.0       146.0       145.0       448,290    474,150
Ohio ............:  3,300     2,590     187.0       160.0       158.0       617,100    409,220
Oklahoma ........:    280       315     134.0       145.0       140.0        37,520     44,100
Pennsylvania ....:    950       960     140.0       149.0       155.0       133,000    148,800
South Carolina ..:    310       345     127.0       109.0       117.0        39,370     40,365
South Dakota ....:  4,860     4,010     160.0       157.0       156.0       777,600    625,560
Tennessee .......:    690       920     168.0       174.0       175.0       115,920    161,000
Texas ...........:  1,750     2,050     108.0       145.0       140.0       189,000    287,000
Virginia ........:    325       375     146.0       147.0       149.0        47,450     55,875
Washington ......:     85        80     220.0       210.0       200.0        18,700     16,000
Wisconsin .......:  3,170     2,840     172.0       165.0       163.0       545,240    462,920
                 :
Other States 1/ .:    414       427     153.9       167.3       166.4        63,706     71,036
                 :
United States ...: 81,740    82,017     176.4       169.5       168.2    14,420,101 13,799,151
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1/ Other States include Arizona, Florida, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, West
   Virginia, and Wyoming. Individual State level estimates will be published in the "Crop
   Production 2019 Summary."