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November 9, 2007

Corn and Soybean Production Similar To Month Ago

Columbia, MO - “As harvest nears completion, most producers are pleasantly surprised by the harvest yield,” said Gene Danekas, Director. “At or above average yields are predicted despite the heat and drought stress experienced in many localities.”

Missouri soybean production is forecast at 168 million bushels based on November 1 conditions, unchanged from last month but 13 percent less than 2006. A State yield average of 37 bushels per acre is expected, unchanged from October but 1 bushel below last year’s yield.

Corn production in Missouri is forecast at 455 million bushels, unchanged from the October forecast but 25 percent above last year’s crop. The projected yield of 140 bushels per acre is also unchanged from a month earlier but slightly more than the 138 bushel yield of 2006.

Cotton production in Missouri is forecast at a record 770,000 bales, down 1 percent from the October 1 forecast and 22 percent below last year’s production. The forecast yield of 950 pounds is down 12 pounds from last month and 3 pounds below last year’s yield.

Missouri grain sorghum production is forecast at 10.8 million bushels, unchanged from the October forecast but 34 percent above last year. The State yield forecast of 103 bushels per acre is also unchanged from a month earlier and 18 bushels above last year.

Rice production in the State is expected to total a record 12.1 million cwt, unchanged from the October forecast but 12 percent less than 2006. A yield of 6,800 pounds per acre is forecast, the same as expected a month earlier but 400 pounds more than the 2006 yield. This ties the record high set in 2004.

 

Corn Production Down 1 Percent from October
Soybean Production Down Slightly
Cotton Production Up 4 Percent

United States soybean production is forecast at 2.59 billion bushels, down slightly from the October forecast and down 19 percent from last year's record high. Based on November 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 41.3 bushels per acre, down 0.1 bushel from last month and down 1.4 bushels from last year. Area for harvest in the U.S. is forecast at 62.8 million acres, unchanged from last month but down 16 percent from 2006.

Corn production is forecast at 13.2 billion bushels, down 1 percent from last month but 25 percent above 2006. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 153.0 bushels per acre, down 1.7 bushels from October but 3.9 bushels above last year. If realized, this yield would be the second highest on record, behind 2004.

All cotton production is forecast at 18.9 million 480-pound bales, up 4 percent from last month but down 13 percent from last year's 21.6 million bales. Yield is expected to average 859 pounds per harvested acre, up 33 pounds from last month and up 45 pounds from 2006. If realized, the yield will be the largest on record surpassing the previous record of 855 pounds per acre set in 2004

Sorghum production is forecast at 515 million bushels, up 3 percent from the October 1 forecast and 85 percent above 2006.. Based on November 1 conditions, the sorghum yield forecast is at a record high 76.8 bushels per acre, up 2.0 bushels from October and up 20.6 bushels from last year.

Rice production is forecast at 198 million cwt, up slightly from the October forecast and up 2 percent from last year. The yield is forecast at a record high 7,247 pounds per acre, up 32 pounds from last month and 379 pounds above last year. If realized, this will surpass the previous record high yield of 6,988 pounds per acre set in 2004.

Missouri Soybean Production and Yield
By District
Area Acres Planted Acres Harvested Yield Production
2006 20071/ 2006 20071/ 2006 20071/ 2006 20071/
  -thousands- -thousands- -bu/acre- -thousand bu.-
NW 983.3 875 976.5 870 42.0 42 40,980 36,550
NC 729.9 680 726.6 675 41.1 41 29,898 27,680
NE 839.9 740 835.1 730 40.5 38 33,790 27,750
WC 567.9 490 561.1 485 29.5 34 16,558 16,500
C 539.8 470 531.3 465 33.9 38 18,002 17,680
EC 352.8 305 350.7 300 38.3 36 13,431 10,800
SW 158.8 140 156.6 135 20.2 33 3,167 4,460
SC 39.7 40 39.2 35 31.2 24 1,222 840
SE 937.9 860 932.9 855 39.8 31 37,132 26,090
STATE 5,150.0 4,600 5,110.0 4,550 38.0 37.0 194,180 168,350
1/ November 1 Forecast

Missouri Corn Production and Yield
By District
Area Acres Planted Acres Harvested Yield Production
2006 20071/ 2006 20071/ 2006 20071/ 2006 20071/
  -thousands- -thousands- -bu/acre- -thousand bu.-
NW 688.9 836 679.8 813 141.4 137 96,139 111,320
NC 299.8 355 290.4 336 147.1 133 42,712 44,680
NE 468.9 563 455.4 538 137.1 134 62,454 72,070
WC 277.9 335 271.8 317 117.2 123 31,859 38,980
C 330.5 389 315.8 361 127.0 148 40,120 53,410
EC 201.0 223 196.8 212 130.5 133 25,674 28,170
SW 89.5 102 82.3 91 124.4 115 10,237 10,450
SC 17.2 24 14.5 19 127.4 132 1,847 2,500
SE 326.3 573 323.2 563 160.6 166 51,898 93,420
STATE 2,700.0 3,400 2,630.0 3,250 138.0 140 362,940 455,000
1/ November 1 Forecast