U.S. Corn Yields Slip 1%



WASHINGTON - Nov 8/19 - SNS -- This year's corn crop is now expected to reach 13.7 billion bushels, down 1% from the previous forecast and down 5% from last year, according to the USDA's latest crop report.

Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 167.0 bushels per harvested acre, down 1.4 bushels from the previous forecast and down 9.4 bushels from 2018. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 81.8 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast but up slightly from 2018.

The November 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 November 1, 2019
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                 :  Area harvested   :          Yield per acre          :     Production
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      State      :         :         :          :         2019          :          :
                 :  2018   :  2019   :   2018   :-----------------------:   2018   :   2019
                 :         :         :          : October 1 :November 1 :          :
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                 :    1,000 acres       ---------- bushels ----------    --- 1,000 bushels ---
                 :
Alabama .........:    250       305     156.0       151.0       156.0        39,000     47,580
Arkansas ........:    645       740     181.0       175.0       175.0       116,745    129,500
California ......:     65        90     173.0       165.0       160.0        11,245     14,400
Colorado ........:  1,200     1,260     130.0       144.0       140.0       156,000    176,400
Delaware ........:    166       180     145.0       150.0       148.0        24,070     26,640
Georgia .........:    285       345     176.0       168.0       168.0        50,160     57,960
Idaho ...........:    135       125     213.0       210.0       210.0        28,755     26,250
Illinois ........: 10,850    10,250     210.0       179.0       179.0     2,278,500  1,834,750
Indiana .........:  5,200     4,900     189.0       162.0       165.0       982,800    808,500
Iowa ............: 12,800    13,100     196.0       192.0       192.0     2,508,800  2,515,200
                 :
Kansas ..........:  5,000     6,000     129.0       136.0       133.0       645,000    798,000
Kentucky ........:  1,230     1,450     175.0       178.0       177.0       215,250    256,650
Louisiana .......:    450       550     173.0       166.0       164.0        77,850     90,200
Maryland ........:    390       440     146.0       167.0       163.0        56,940     71,720
Michigan ........:  1,940     1,740     153.0       155.0       151.0       296,820    262,740
Minnesota .......:  7,490     7,310     182.0       173.0       170.0     1,363,180  1,242,700
Mississippi .....:    465       625     185.0       174.0       174.0        86,025    108,750
Missouri ........:  3,330     3,050     140.0       155.0       155.0       466,200    472,750
Nebraska ........:  9,310     9,750     192.0       186.0       182.0     1,787,520  1,774,500
New York ........:    645       530     159.0       153.0       148.0       102,555     78,440
                 :
North Carolina ..:    830       910     113.0       110.0       107.0        93,790     97,370
North Dakota ....:  2,930     3,310     153.0       146.0       142.0       448,290    470,020
Ohio ............:  3,300     2,590     187.0       160.0       163.0       617,100    422,170
Oklahoma ........:    280       325     134.0       142.0       142.0        37,520     46,150
Pennsylvania ....:    950       960     140.0       160.0       160.0       133,000    153,600
South Carolina ..:    310       345     127.0       110.0       105.0        39,370     36,225
South Dakota ....:  4,860     3,920     160.0       154.0       151.0       777,600    591,920
Tennessee .......:    690       920     168.0       175.0       174.0       115,920    160,080
Texas ...........:  1,750     2,050     108.0       142.0       137.0       189,000    280,850
Virginia ........:    325       375     146.0       148.0       140.0        47,450     52,500
Washington ......:     85        85     220.0       210.0       210.0        18,700     17,850
Wisconsin .......:  3,170     2,840     172.0       163.0       163.0       545,240    462,920
                 :
Other States 1/ .:    414       445     153.9       170.2       170.2        63,706     75,720
                 :
United States ...: 81,740    81,815     176.4       168.4       167.0    14,420,101 13,661,005
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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."