The Sept. 12 updated crop production report from USDA lowers and raises corn and soybean projections for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Most farmers surveyed are reporting higher corn and soybean yields in 2019, but overall production is mixed.
The report lowered corn yield and production estimates for Delaware and Maryland but raised the estimate for Pennsylvania and left New York state unchanged.
Soybean estimates were raised for Delaware and New York; lowered for Maryland; and left unchanged for New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The graphic below illustrates corn and soybean production, and yields, in the four major corn and soybean states of the region in comparison to 2018. We will update it when future reports are released.
The tobacco yield and production estimate for Pennsylvania has also been adjusted. Tobacco is being grown on 5,700 acres with an expected yield of 2,326 pounds and total production of 13.26 million pounds, both raised from the Aug. 12 report.
Overall U.S. corn production is forecast at 13.8 billion bushels, down 1% from August and down 4% from last year. Yields are expected to average 168.2 bushels per acre, down 1.3 bushels from the previous forecast and down 8.2 bushels from 2018.
Soybean production is forecast at 3.63 billion bushels, down 1% from August and down 20% from last year. Yields are expected to average 47.9 bushels per acre, down 0.6 bushels from the previous forecast and down 3.7 bushels from 2018.