FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Greg Lemmons
Monday, November 10, 2008
NEW YORK GRAIN
CORN AND SOYBEAN PRODUCTION UP
New York grain corn production is forecast at 81.7 million bushels,
up 17 percent from last year's output, according
to Stephen Ropel, Director of USDA’s National Agricultural
Statistics Service, New York Field Office. Production is up due to increases
in the number of acres harvested and increased yields. Acreage for harvest
is expected to total 610 thousand acres, up 11 percent from a year earlier.
Yields are expected to average a record high 134 bushels per acre, 7 bushels
more than in 2007. U.S. corn production is
forecast at 12.0 billion bushels, down slightly from the October forecast
and 8 percent below 2007. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are
expected to average 153.8 bushels per acre, down 0.1 bushel from October but
2.7 bushels above last year. If realized, this will be the second highest
yield on record, behind 2004, and production will be the second largest, behind
last year. Forecast yields are higher than last month across the northern
of the Great Plains and northern and central Corn Belt. Yield prospects are lower than last year in the southern
half of the Great Plains and Delta.
in New York is forecast at a record high 10.2 million bushels, up 28 percent
from last year. Acreage harvested for beans is expected to total 226 thousand
acres, up 11 percent from a year earlier and the largest acreage on record.
Yields are expected to average 45 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels from 2007.
If realized this will be the second highest yield on record, behind the 46
bushel per acre set in 2006. U.S. soybean production
is forecast at 2.92 billion bushels, down less than 1 percent from the October
forecast but up 9 percent from last year. If realized, this will be the fourth
largest production on record. Based on November 1 conditions, yields are
expected to average 39.3 bushels per acre, down 0.2 bushel from October 1
and down 2.4 bushels from 2007. Compared with compared with October 1, yields
are forecast lower or unchanged across the Corn Belt and Great Plains, with
the exception of Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. Yields increased from the
October forecast in Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, New York, and Virginia.
Area for harvest in the U.S.
is forecast at 74.4 million acres, unchanged from October 1 but up 16 percent