The first crop production report from USDA came out earlier this month, giving us our first indication of expected crop yields and production.
In the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, most farmers surveyed are reporting higher corn and soybean yields, but overall production is mixed.
The graphic below illustrates corn and soybean production, and yields, in the four major corn and soybean states: Delaware, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania. We will update the graph when future reports are released.
We also have expected yields and production for other crops, and changes from the year before. These numbers were taken from the USDA’s Crop Production Report on Aug. 12:
Maine. 20,000 acres, 63 bushels an acre, 1.26 million bushels
New York. 35,000 acres, 55 bushels an acre, 1.925 million bushels
Pennsylvania. 50,000 acres, 56 bushels an acre, 2.8 million bushels
Maryland. 165,000 acres, 73 bushels an acre, 12.04 million bushels
New York. 290,000 acres, 2.7 tons an acre, 783,000 tons
Pennsylvania. 315,000 acres, 3.0 tons an acre, 945,000 tons
All other hay
New York. 920,000 acres, 2.0 tons an acre, 1.84 million tons
Pennsylvania. 820,000 acres, 2.1 tons an acre, 1.72 million tons
West Virginia. 480,000 acres, 2.0 tons an acre, 960,000 tons
Pennsylvania. 5,700 acres, 2,300 pounds an acre, 13.1 million pounds
GOOD TOBACCO GROWTH: Penn State Extension educators are reporting good-quality tobacco in Lancaster and Lebanon counties this year. More than 5,000 acres of tobacco are in production this year.
New York. 1.25 billion pounds
Pennsylvania. 500 million pounds
Massachusetts. 2.3 million barrels
New Jersey. 570,000 barrels
New Jersey. 25,000 tons
Pennsylvania. 16,500 tons