Aug. crop production report issued

August 13, 2019

 

In USDA’s crop production report issued Monday, corn production for grain is forecast at 13.9 billion bushels, down 4 percent from 2018.

 

Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 169.5 bushels per harvested acre, down 6.9 bushels from 2018. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 82.0 million acres, down 2 percent from the previous forecast, but up less than 1 percent from 2018. Area planted for all purposes totaled 90.0 million acres, down 2 percent from the previous estimate but up 1 percent from 2018.

 

Soybean production for beans is forecast at 3.68 billion bushels, down 19 percent from 2018. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 48.5 bushels per harvested acre, down 3.1 bushels from 2018. Area harvested for beans is forecast at 75.9 million acres, down 4 percent from the previous forecast, and down 14 percent from 2018. Area planted for all purposes totaled 76.7 million acres, down 4 percent from the previous estimate, and down 14 percent from 2018.

 

Illinois Crop Production:

 

Corn: Planted area is estimated at 10.70 million acres, down 3 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 10.45 million acres, is down 4 percent from 2018. Based on August 1 conditions, the Illinois corn yield is forecast at 181 bushels per acre, down 29 bushels from 2018. Production is forecast at 1.89 billion bushels, down 17 percent from last year’s production. If realized, this would be the lowest planted and harvested acreage since 1998.

 

Soybeans: Planted area is estimated at 10.0 million acres, down 7 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 9.94 million acres, is down 8 percent from 2018. Based on August 1 conditions, the Illinois soybean yield is forecast at 55 bushels per acre, down 10 bushels from 2018. Production is forecast at 547 million bushels, down 22 percent from 2018.

 

Winter wheat: Harvested area in 2019 is forecast at 590,000 acres, up 30,000 acres from the previous year. The winter wheat yield is forecast at 65 bushels per acre, down 1 bushel from 2018. Production is forecast at 38.4 million bushels, up 4 percent from last year.

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