September 30, 2020
Soybean production in Wisconsin is forecast at nearly 110 million bushels, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s latest crop production report. If realized, production would be a record high for Wisconsin.
The 109,620,000 bushels forecast is 2,370,000 bushels greater than the previous record of 107,250,000, set in 2016. Average yield is forecast at 54 bushels per acre, unchanged from the Aug. 1 forecast but 7 bushels above 2019. This would be Wisconsin’s second-highest yield on record, behind 55 bushels per acre in 2016. Soybean planted acreage is estimated at 2.05 million acres, with 2.03 million acres to be harvested.
Wisconsin corn production is forecast at 528 million bushels, according to NASS. Based on conditions as of Sept. 1, yields are expected to average 182 bushels per acre, which is an increase of 1 bushel per acre from the Aug. 1 forecast and up 16 bushels per acre from last year.
Corn planted acreage is estimated at 4 million acres. An estimated 2.9 million acres will be harvested for grain, according to NASS.
U.S. corn and soybeans
Following the Aug. 10 derecho that affected Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois, NASS collected harvested acreage information for corn and soybeans in Iowa. Based on this additional data, NASS lowered the U.S. corn harvested for grain area by 550,000 acres.
U.S. soybean acres were unchanged. Because many producers indicated they were still finalizing decisions regarding some of the impacted acres, NASS will collect harvested acreage for corn and soybeans in Iowa for the October crop production report.
The forecasts are based on Sept. 1 conditions and do not reflect weather effects since that time. The next crop production forecasts will be released Oct. 9.
U.S. corn production for grain is forecast at 14.9 billion bushels, down 2% from the previous forecast but up 9% from 2019. Based on conditions as of Sept. 1, yields are expected to average a record-high 178.5 bushels per harvested acre, down 3.3 bushels from the previous forecast but up 11.1 bushels from last year. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 83.5 million acres, down 1% from the previous forecast but up 3% from the previous year.
U.S. soybean production for beans is forecast at 4.31 billion bushels, down 3% from the previous forecast but up 21% from last year. Based on conditions as of Sept. 1, yields are expected to average a record-high 51.9 bushels per harvested acre, down 1.4 bushels from the previous forecast but up 4.5 bushels from 2019. Area harvested for soybeans in the U.S. is forecast at 83 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast but up 11% from 2019.
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