Area USDA crop production reports

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South Dakota

Sioux Falls – Based on August 1 conditions, South Dakota’s 2016 corn crop is forecast at 779 million bushels, down 3 percent from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Acreage harvested for grain is estimated at 5.30 million acres, up 5 percent from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 147 bushels per acre, down 12 bushels from last year’s record high.

Soybean production is forecast at 205 million bushels, 13 percent below last year’s record. Area for harvest, at 4.87 million acres, is down 5 percent from 2015’s record. Yield is forecast at 42 bushels per acre, down 4 bushels from last year’s record.

South Dakota’s 2016 winter wheat crop is forecast at 57.8 million bushels, up 35 percent from last year’s crop. Harvested acreage is estimated at 1.07 million acres, up 10 percent from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 54 bushels per acre, up 10 bushels from last year.

Other spring wheat production is forecast at 46.6 million bushels, down 23 percent from last year. Harvested acreage is estimated at 950,000 acres, down 25 percent from a year ago. The yield, forecast at 49 bushels per acre, is up 1 bushel from last year.

Oat production, at 13.3 million bushels, is up 6 percent from last year. Harvested acreage is estimated at 155,000 acres, up 7 percent from a year ago. The yield is forecast at 86 bushels per acre, down 1 bushel from last year.

Sorghum yield is forecast at 79 bushels per acre, down 4 bushels from last year. Harvested acreage is estimated at 185,000 acres, down 16 percent from a year ago. Production of 14.6 million bushels is down 20 percent from a year ago.

Alfalfa hay production is forecast at 3.80 million tons, down 9 percent from last year. Harvested acreage is estimated at 1.90 million acres, unchanged from 2015. Expected yield, at 2.00 tons per acre, is down 0.2 ton from last year. All other hay production is forecast at 2.10 million tons, down 13 percent from last year. Harvested acreage is estimated at 1.40 million acres, down 7 percent from a year ago. Expected yield, at 1.50 ton per acre, is down 0.1 ton from last year.

North Dakota

Fargo, N.D. – Based on August 1 conditions, North Dakota’s 2016 spring wheat crop is forecast at 291 million bushels, down 9 percent from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Harvested acreage is estimated at 6.20 million acres, down 7 percent from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 47 bushels per acre, down 1 bushel from 2015.

Durum wheat production is forecast at 50.4 million bushels, up 19 percent from last year. Harvested acreage is estimated at 1.26 million, up 17 percent from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at a record 40 bushels per acre, up one-half bushel from last year.

Winter wheat production is forecast at 7.02 million bushels, 16 percent below last year’s crop. Harvested acreage is estimated at 130,000 acres, down 32 percent from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 54 bushels per acre, up 10 bushels from 2015.

Barley production is forecast at 47.6 million bushels, down 29 percent from last year. Harvested acreage is estimated at 700,000 acres, down 33 percent from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 68 bushels per acre, up 4 bushels from 2015.

Oat production is forecast at 9.76 million bushels, down 6 percent from last year. Harvested acreage at 160,000 acres, up 14 percent from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 61 bushels per acre, down 13 bushels from last year’s record.

Corn production is forecast at 439 million bushels, up 34 percent from 2015. Acreage harvested for grain is estimated at 3.25 million acres, up 27 percent from last year. Average yield is forecast at a record 135 bushels per acre, up 7 bushel from last year.

Soybean production is forecast at 194 million bushels, up 4 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at a record tying 5.87 million acres, is up 3 percent from last year. Average yield per acre is forecast at 33 bushels per acre, up one-half bushel from 2015.

Alfalfa hay production is forecast at 2.10 million tons, down 26 percent from last year. Harvested acreage is estimated at 1.40 million acres, down 7 percent from a year ago. Expected yield, at 1.50 tons per acre, is down 0.4 ton from last year. All other hay production is forecast at 1.65 million tons, down 22 percent from last year. Harvested acreage is estimated at 1.10 million acres, down 12 percent from a year ago. Expected yield, at 1.50 tons per acre, is down 0.2 ton from last year.

Dry edible bean production is forecast at 9.34 million cwt, up 5 percent from last year. The average yield is forecast at 1,470 pounds per acre, up 70 pounds from last year. Acres planted by class are as follows: Pinto, 443,000; Black, 91,000; Navy, 89,000; Large Garbanzo, 9,700; Pink, 7,700; Small Garbanzo, 4,000; Dark Red Kidney, 3,800; Great Northern, 3,700; Small Red, 3,300; All Other, 4,800.

Sugarbeet production is forecast at 6.10 million tons, up 6 percent from 2015. Area for harvest, at 211,000 acres, is up 2 percent from last year. Yield is estimated at a record 28.9 tons per acre, up 1.0 tons from last year.

Minnesota

Minnesota corn production is forecast at 1.47 billion bushels according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Production report. If realized, the production will be a record high, breaking the previous record of 1.43 billion bushels set in 2015. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 184 bushels per acre, a decrease of 4 bushels per acre from last year. If realized, the yield will be the second highest of all time, behind last year’s record yield. Corn planted acreage is estimated at 8.50 million acres. An estimated 8.00 million of the acres planted will be harvested for grain.

Soybean production is forecast at 364 million bushels down 4 percent from last year’s 378 million bushels. The August 1 forecast yield is 47.0 bushels per acre, 3.0 bushels below 2015. If realized, both production and yield will be the second highest, behind the records set in 2015. Soybean planted acreage is estimated at 7.80 million acres with 7.75 million acres to be harvested.

Spring wheat production is estimated at 81.0 million bushels, a decrease of 6 percent from 2015. Yield is forecast at 60.0 bushels per acre, down 3.0 bushels from the July forecast and equal to the 2015 yield. If realized, the yield will tie 2015 for the highest ever in Minnesota.

Oat production for grain is forecast at 6.46 million bushels, down 48 percent from last year. The yield is forecast at 68.0 bushels per acre, down 1.0 bushel from July and down 10.0 bushels from 2015.

Barley production is forecast at 4.80 million bushels, down 48 percent from 2015. Yield is forecast at 64.0 bushels an acre, up 11.0 bushels from July, but down 13.0 bushels from 2015.

Sugarbeet production is estimated at 12.3 million tons, up 1 percent from last year. Yield is forecast at a record 28.5 tons per acre, up 0.5 tons from the previous record of 28.0 tons in 2015.

Minnesota hay yield for alfalfa and alfalfa mixtures is forecast at 3.40 tons per acre, with a total production of 3.74 million tons, a 32 percent increase in production from 2015. The forecast yield for other hay is 2.00 tons per acre, with a production of 1.20 million tons.

All crop forecasts in this report are based on August 1 conditions and do not reflect weather effects since that time. The next corn and soybean production forecasts, based on conditions as of September 1, will be released on September 12.

Iowa

Iowa corn production is forecast at 2.68 billion bushels according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Production report. If realized, the production will be a new record high, topping last year’s 2.51 billion bushels. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 197 bushels per acre, an increase of 5 bushels per acre from last year. If realized, the yield will break last year’s previous record high for Iowa. Corn planted acreage is estimated at 14.0 million acres. An estimated 13.6 million of the acres planted will be harvested for grain.

Soybean production is forecast at 550 million bushels. If realized, this will be the second all-time high, behind last year’s 554 million bushels. The August 1 yield forecast is 57.0 bushels per acre, 0.5 bushels more than 2015. If realized, this will be a new record high yield, topping last year’s current record high. Soybean planted acreage is estimated at 9.80 million acres with 9.65 million acres to be harvested.

Oat production for grain is forecast at 3.60 million bushels. The expected yield is 68.0 bushels per acre, down 5.0 bushels from 2015, but up 3.0 bushels from the July forecast. An estimated 53,000 acres will be harvested for grain.

Iowa hay yield for alfalfa and alfalfa mixtures is expected to be 4.00 tons per acre with a total production of 3.00 million tons, virtually unchanged from the previous year. The projected yield for other hay is 2.20 tons per acre, with production at 770,000 tons, down 18 percent from 2015.

All crop forecasts in this report are based on August 1 conditions and do not reflect weather effects since that time. The next corn and soybean production forecasts, based on conditions as of September 1, will be released on September 12.

Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb. – Based on August 1 conditions, Nebraska’s 2016 corn production is forecast at a record high of 1.76 billion bushels, up 4 percent from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Acreage harvested for grain is estimated at 9.40 million acres, up 3 percent from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 187 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels from last year and the highest on record.

Soybean production in Nebraska is forecast at a record high of 310 million bushels, up 1 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 5.25 million acres, is down slightly from 2015. Yield is forecast at a record high of 59 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from last year.

Nebraska’s 2016 winter wheat crop is forecast at 63.6 million bushels, up 38 percent from last year. Harvested area for grain, at 1.20 million acres, is down 1 percent from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at a record high of 53 bushels per acre, up 15 bushels per acre from 2015.

Sorghum production of 14.0 million bushels is down 39 percent from a year ago. Area for grain harvest, at 150,000 acres, is down 38 percent from last year. Yield is forecast at 93 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from last year.

Oat production is forecast at 2.52 million bushels, down 6 percent from last year. Harvested area for grain, at 40,000 acres, is unchanged from last year. Yield is forecast at 63 bushels per acre, down 4 bushels from 2015.

Dry edible bean production is forecast at 3.15 million cwt, up 1 percent from last year. The average yield is forecast at 2,350 pounds per acre, down 30 pounds from last year. Acres planted by class are as follows: Pinto, 88,900; Great Northern, 38,300; Black, 6,700; Light Red Kidney, 4,300; Chickpeas, 3,100; Navy, 1,000; All Other, 2,700.

Sugarbeet production is forecast at 1.52 million tons, up 15 percent from 2015. Area for harvest, at 47,000 acres, is up slightly from last year. Yield is estimated at a record high of 32.4 tons per acre, up 4.0 tons from a year ago.

Alfalfa hay production is forecast at 3.04 million tons, down 11 percent from last year. Expected yield, at 3.80 tons per acre, is down 0.2 ton from last year. All other hay production is forecast at 3.06 million tons, up 3 percent from last year. Forecasted yield, at a record high of 1.70 tons per acre, is up 0.1 ton per acre from last year.