Area USDA crop production reports

U.S. Department of Agriculture

South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS – Based on November 1 conditions, South Dakota’s 2017 corn crop is forecast at 788 million bushels, down 5 percent from last year’s production, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Acreage harvested for grain is estimated at 5.25 million acres, up 2 percent from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 150 bushels per acre, down 11 bushels from last year.

Soybean production is forecast at 252 million bushels, down 1 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 5.61 million acres, is up 9 percent from 2016. Yield is forecast at 45 bushels per acre, down 4.5 bushels from last year.

Sorghum for grain production is forecast at 14.2 million bushels, down 10 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 225,000 acres, is up 13 percent from 2016. Yield is forecast at 63 bushels per acre, down 16 bushels from last year.

North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. – Based on November 1 conditions, North Dakota’s 2017 soybean production is forecast at 249 million bushels, down slightly from last year according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area for harvest, at 7.10 million acres, is 19 percent above 2016. Yield is forecast at 35.0 bushels per acre, down 6.5 bushels from last year.

Corn production is forecast at 427 million bushels, down 17 percent from last year’s production. Area to be harvested for grain, at 3.19 million acres, is down 2 percent from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 134 bushels per acre, down 24.0 bushels from last year.

Sugarbeet production is forecast at 6.50 million tons, up 4 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 209,000 acres, is up 3 percent from 2016. Yield is forecast at 31.1 tons per acre, up 0.3 tons from last year.

Potato production is forecast at 25.2 million cwt., up 16 percent from last year. Planted acres, at 75,000 acres, were down 5,000 acres from 2016. Acres harvested are estimated at 74,000 acres, up 2,000 acres from 2016. Yield is estimated at 340 cwt. per acre, up 40 cwt. from last year.

Minnesota

Minnesota corn production is forecast at 1.45 billion bushels, down 6 percent from last year, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Production report. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 190 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels per acre from the October 1 forecast but down 3 bushels from last year. Corn planted acreage is estimated at 8.10 million acres with 7.65 million acres harvested for grain.

Soybean production is forecast at 373 million bushels, down 4 percent from last year. The yield is forecast at 46.0 bushels per acre, no change from the October 1 forecast but 6.0 bushels below 2016. Soybean planted acreage is estimated at 8.15 million acres with 8.10 million acres to be harvested.

Sugarbeet production is estimated at a record high 12.7 million tons, up 2 percent from the previous record set last year. Yield is forecast at a record high 30.9 tons per acre, up 1.4 tons from the October 1 forecast and up 0.9 ton from the previous record set in 2016. Acres expected to be harvested decreased 6,000 acres from last year to 411,000 acres.

Fall potato production in Minnesota is forecast at 18.9 million hundredweight (cwt), up 12 percent from 2016. Yield is forecast at 415 cwt per acre, with an expected 45,500 acres harvested.

All crop forecasts in this report are based on November 1 conditions and do not reflect weather effects since that time. The next corn and soybean production estimates will be published in the Crop Production – 2017 Summary report which will be released on January 12, 2018.

Note: Soybean acreage, yield and production for 2016 were revised in October 2017. Updated 2016 district and county estimates will be available in February 2018.

Iowa

Iowa corn production is forecast at 2.54 billion bushels according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Production report. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 197 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels per acre from the October 1 forecast but down 6 bushels per acre from last year. If realized, this will be the second highest yield and production on record behind 2016. Acres harvested for grain remain unchanged at 12.9 million acres.

Soybean production is forecast at 557 million bushels. If realized, this will be the second highest production on record behind last year’s 566 million bushels. The yield is forecast at 56.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from the October 1 forecast, but down 4.0 bushels per acre from 2016. If realized, this will be the third highest yield on record, behind 2016 and 2015. Area harvested remained unchanged at 9.95 million acres.

All crop forecasts in this report are based on November 1 conditions and do not reflect weather effects since that time. The next corn and soybean production estimates will be published in the Crop Production – 2017 Summary report which will be released on January 12, 2018.

Note: Soybean acreage, yield and production for 2016 were revised in October 2017. Updated 2016 district and county estimates will be available in February 2018.

Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – Based on November 1 conditions, Nebraska’s 2017 corn crop is forecast at 1.66 billion bushels, down 2 percent from last year’s production, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 9.30 million acres, is down 3 percent from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 179 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from last year.

Soybean production is forecast at a record 328 million bushels, up 4 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 5.65 million acres, is 10 percent above 2016. Yield is forecast at 58 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from last year.

Sorghum production is forecast at 14.4 million bushels, down 19 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 150,000 acres, is 14 percent below 2016. Yield is forecast at 96 bushels per acre, down 6 bushels from last year.

Sugarbeet production is forecast at 1.44 million tons, up 2 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 44,600 acres, is down 6 percent from 2016. Record yield is forecast at 32.3 tons per acre, up 2.4 tons from last year.

Potato acres of 19,000 were planted in 2017, up 15 percent with harvest set at 18,900 acres, up 15 percent. Production is forecast at 8.88 million cwt, up 20 percent from last year. Yield is estimated at 470 cwt per acre, up 20 cwt from last year.