Soybean Yields Slip Slightly



WASHINGTON - Nov 8/19 - SNS -- Soybean production for beans is forecast at 3.55 billion bushels, down slightly from the previous forecast and down 20% from last year, according to the USDA's latest crop report.

Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 46.9 bushels per acre, unchanged from the previous forecast but down 3.7 bushels from 2018.

Area harvested for beans in the United States is forecast at 75.6 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast but down 14% from 2018.

The November objective yield data for the combined 11 major soybean-producing States (Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Dakota) indicate a lower pod count from the previous year. Compared with final counts for 2018, pod counts are down in 10 of the 11 published States. A decrease of more than 200 pods per 18 square feet from the 2018 final pod count is expected in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Dakota.

Soybeans for Beans 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
                 :-------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State      :         :         :         :         2019          :         :
                 :  2018   :  2019   :  2018   :-----------------------:  2018   :  2019
                 :         :         :         : October 1 :November 1 :         :
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                 :    1,000 acres       ---------- bushels ---------    -- 1,000 bushels --
                 :
Alabama .........:    335       265     40.0        40.0        37.0       13,400     9,805
Arkansas ........:  3,210     2,600     50.5        50.0        50.0      162,105   130,000
Delaware ........:    168       153     41.5        43.0        38.0        6,972     5,814
Florida 1/ ......:     12      (NA)     37.0        (NA)        (NA)          444      (NA)
Georgia .........:    130        95     39.5        28.0        26.0        5,135     2,470
Illinois ........: 10,500     9,940     63.5        51.0        51.0      666,750   506,940
Indiana .........:  5,960     5,370     57.5        48.0        49.0      342,700   263,130
Iowa ............:  9,830     9,130     56.0        53.0        53.0      550,480   483,890
Kansas ..........:  4,690     4,540     43.0        43.0        44.0      201,670   199,760
Kentucky ........:  1,930     1,690     51.0        49.0        50.0       98,430    84,500
                 :
Louisiana .......:  1,190       860     51.5        48.0        48.0       61,285    41,280
Maryland ........:    515       475     47.5        45.0        45.0       24,463    21,375
Michigan ........:  2,310     1,720     47.5        44.0        42.0      109,725    72,240
Minnesota .......:  7,650     6,820     49.0        44.0        45.0      374,850   306,900
Mississippi .....:  2,190     1,620     54.0        51.0        50.0      118,260    81,000
Missouri ........:  5,780     5,030     44.5        46.0        46.0      257,210   231,380
Nebraska ........:  5,590     4,950     58.0        56.0        57.0      324,220   282,150
New Jersey ......:    107        95     39.5        41.0        41.0        4,227     3,895
New York ........:    325       230     52.0        46.0        46.0       16,900    10,580
North Carolina ..:  1,570     1,530     33.0        37.0        36.0       51,810    55,080
                 :
North Dakota ....:  6,840     5,550     35.0        35.0        33.0      239,400   183,150
Ohio ............:  5,020     4,270     56.0        48.0        48.0      281,120   204,960
Oklahoma ........:    600       440     28.0        28.0        26.0       16,800    11,440
Pennsylvania ....:    630       625     44.5        50.0        48.0       28,035    30,000
South Carolina ..:    330       330     29.0        29.0        29.0        9,570     9,570
South Dakota ....:  5,580     3,560     45.0        43.0        43.0      251,100   153,080
Tennessee .......:  1,670     1,380     45.5        47.0        47.0       75,985    64,860
Texas ...........:    135        68     31.5        29.0        31.0        4,253     2,108
Virginia ........:    590       560     42.0        38.0        34.0       24,780    19,040
West Virginia 1/ :     27      (NA)     53.0        (NA)        (NA)        1,431      (NA)
Wisconsin .......:  2,180     1,730     48.0        46.0        46.0      104,640    79,580
                 :
United States ...: 87,594    75,626     50.6        46.9        46.9    4,428,150 3,549,977
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(NA) Not available.
1/   Estimates discontinued in 2019.