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November 9, 2010

Missouri Corn Production Forecast Below Month Earlier,
Soybeans Unchanged

(COLUMBIA, MO) -“Despite adequate rainfall and a near-perfect harvest season, Missouri producers continued to be surprised and disappointed, especially with the corn yields,” said Gene Danekas, Director of the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service. “Most farmers expected much better yields from this year’s corn crop and were surprised when the combines rolled.”

Corn production in Missouri is forecast at 387 million bushels, down 5 percent from the October forecast and 13 percent below last year’s crop. The projected yield of 127 bushels per acre is 7 bushels below a month earlier and 26 bushels per acre below the 153 bushel yield of 2009. If realized, this will be the fifth largest corn crop on record.

Missouri soybean production is forecast at 210 million bushels based on November 1 conditions, 9 percent below 2009 but unchanged from the October 1 forecast. A State yield average of 41 bushels per acre is expected, unchanged from October but 2.5 bushels per acre below last year. This would be the third largest soybean crop on record behind 2009 and 2004.

Rice yield in the State is forecast at 6,300 pounds per acre, the same as expected a month earlier but 410 pounds less than the 2009 yield. Production is expected to total 15.8 million cwt, unchanged from the October forecast but 18 percent more than 2009. If realized, this will result in a record production, above the previous record of 14.1 million cwt set in 2005.

Cotton production in Missouri is forecast at 700,000 bales, up 3 percent from the October 1 forecast and 39 percent above last year’s production. The forecast yield of 1,073 pounds is up 30 pounds from last month and 146 pounds per acre above last year’s yield. This would be the second highest yield on record, below the 2008 level of 1,106 pounds per acre.

Missouri grain sorghum production is forecast at 3.15 million bushels, a decrease of 5 percent from the October forecast and 15 percent below last year. The State yield forecast of 90 bushels per acre is down 5 bushels per acre from a month earlier but 4 bushels above last year.

United States Corn and Soybean Production down From October

United States corn is forecast at 12.5 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the October forecast and down 4 percent from last year’s record production of 13.1 billion bushels. As of November 1, yields are expected to average 154.3 bushels per acre, down 1.5 bushels from the previous month and 10.4 bushels below last year’s record of 164.7 bushels.

Soybean production in the U.S. is forecast at a record high 3.38 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the October forecast but up slightly from last year. Based on November 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 43.9 bushels per acre, down 0.5 bushel from last month and down 0.1 bushel from last year’s record high yield.

U.S. rice production is forecast at 242 million cwt, down slightly from the October forecast but up 10 percent from last year. Area for harvest is expected to total 3.62 million acres, unchanged from October but up 17 percent from 2009. As of November 1, the average United States yield is forecast at 6,669 pounds per acre, down 18 pounds from the previous forecast and down 416 pounds from last year.

All cotton production in the U.S. is forecast at 18.4 million 480-pound bales, down 2 percent from last month but up 51 percent from last year’s 12.2 million bales. Yield is expected to average 821 pounds per harvested acre, up 44 pounds from last year. Upland cotton production is forecast at 17.9 million 480-pound bales, down 2 percent from last month but 52 percent above 2009. American Pima production, forecast at 497,800 bales, was carried forward from last month.

U.S. sorghum production is forecast at 338 million bushels, up fractionally from the October 1 forecast but 12 percent below last year. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 4.66 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast but 16 percent below last year. If realized, this will be the lowest harvested acreage on record since 1936. Based on November 1 conditions, yield is forecast at 72.5 bushels per acre, up 0.1 bushel from October and up 3.1 bushels from last year.


 

Missouri Soybean Production and Yield
By District
Area Acres Planted Acres Harvested Yield Production
2009 20101/ 2009 20101/ 2009 20101/ 2009 20101/
  -thousands- -thousands- -bu/acre- -thousand bu.-
NW 960 990 950 970 45.5 44 43,449 43,060
NC 752 705 741 700 43.5 39 32,145 27,640
NE 849 805 841 795 41.5 43 34,913 33,920
WC 565 585 563 580 44.0 37 24,632 21,350
C 534 540 529 535 44.5 45 23,550 24,030
EC 345 335 341 330 41.5 46 14,190 15,120
SW 173 170 171 165 38.5 32 6,565 5,200
SC 47 45 45 40 31.0 37 1,390 1,480
SE 1,125 1,025 1,119 1,015 44.5 38 49,716 38,530
STATE 5,350 5,200 5,300 5,130 43.5 41 230,550 210,330
1/ November 1 Forecast

 

Missouri Corn Production and Yield
By District
Area Acres Planted Acres Harvested Yield Production
2009 20101/ 2009 20101/ 2009 20101/ 2009 20101/
  -thousands- -thousands- -bu/acre- -thousand bu.-
NW 761 750 753 710 157 132 118,583 93,365
NC 321 350 315 335 144 102 45,288 34,265
NE 509 565 494 545 149 116 73,810 62,950
WC 313 340 305 325 150 128 45,849 41,475
C 376 395 365 380 151 131 55,123 49,780
EC 205 240 196 230 148 140 29,035 32,085
SW 110 125 105 120 146 127 15,299 15,180
SC 18 20 14 15 135 113 1,893 1,700
SE 387 415 373 390 166 145 61,880 56,550
STATE 3,000 3,200 2,920 3,050 153 127 446,760 387,350
1/ November 1 Forecast