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Corn production down in South Dakota, unchanged in North Dakota

North Dakota

Soybean production is forecast at 123 million bushels, unchanged from the August forecast but down 11 percent from last year, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, North Dakota Field Office. Yields are expected to average 30.0 bushels per harvested acre, unchanged from August but down 4.0 bushels from 2010. Area to be harvested is estimated at 4.1 million acres, up from 4.07 million acres harvested last year.

Corn for grain production is forecast at 262.5 million bushels, unchanged from the August forecast but up 6 percent from last year. Corn for grain yields are expected to average 125 bushels per harvested acre, unchanged from August but down 7 bushels from last year. Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 2.1 million acres, up 12 percent from 2010’s harvested acres.

Sugarbeet production is forecast at 5.08 million tons, down 4 percent from the August forecast and 10 percent below last year. The average yield per harvested acre is expected to be 22.0 tons, down 1.0 ton from August and 4.5 tons from last year. Area to be harvested is estimated at 231,000 acres, up from 214,000 acres harvested in 2010.

 

South Dakota

South Dakota’s September 1 corn production is forecast at 662.4 million bushels, according to the South Dakota office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The forecast is down 2 percent from last month but up 16 percent from last year’s level. Yield, forecast at 138 bushels per acre, is down 3 bushels from last month’s yield of 141 bushels per acre. The forecasted yield is up 3 bushels from last year’s yield. Acres to be harvested for grain, at 4.8 million, are up 14 percent from last year’s 4.22 million acres harvested.

South Dakota’s September 1 soybean production forecast is 153.9 million bushels, the same as last month’s forecast but down 2 percent from last year’s level. The estimated yield of 38.0 bushels per acre is the same as last month and as last year. Acres for harvest, at 4.05 million, are down 2 percent from last year.

Sorghum production is forecast at 7.35 million bushels, up 4 percent from last month’s forecast and up from last year’s production of 5.27 million bushels by 39 percent. Expected yield, at 70 bushels per acre, is up 3 bushels from last month and up 8 bushels from last year. Grain sorghum harvested acres, at 105,000, are up from the 85,000 harvested acres for 2010.

 

United States

Soybean production is forecast at 3.09 billion bushels, up 1 percent from August but down 7 percent from last year. Based on September 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 41.8 bushels per acre, up 0.4 bushel from last month but down 1.7 bushels from last year.

Corn production is forecast at 12.5 billion bushels, down 3 percent from the August forecast but up fractionally fro

m 2010. If realized, this will be the third largest production total on record for the United States. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to average 148.1 bushels per acre, down 4.9 bushels from the August 1 forecast and down 4.7 bushels from 2010. If realized, this will be the lowest average yield in the United States since 2005.

Sugarbeet production for the 2011 crop year is forecast at 29.2 million tons, down 9 percent from last year. Producers expect to harvest 1.21 million acres, down 1 percent from the previous forecast. Expected yield is forecast at 24.2 tons per acre, a decrease of 3.4 tons from last year.

Source: USDA NASS, ND & SD Field Offices

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