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Minn. State Corn, Soybean, Sugarbeet Production Down

Minn. State Corn, Soybean, Sugarbeet Production Down

Corn acreage to be harvested still could be second largest on record.

Corn production for Minnesota is forecast at 1.26 billion bushels, down 1% from the August 1 forecast and down 2% from last year's record production level of 1.29 billion bushels.

Based on September 1 conditions, yield is forecast at 165 bushels per acre, down 1 bushel from last month, and down 12 bushels from last year's record yield of 177 bushels per acre. Acres to be harvested for grain, at 7.65 million, are up 5% from last year. If realized, this harvested area will be the second largest on record behind 2007.

Soybean production is forecast at 292 million bushels, up 3% from last month's forecast, but down 11% from last year. Soybean yield is forecast at 41 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from last month's forecast, but down 4 bushels from 2010. Acres for harvest, at 7.11 million, are down 3% from last year.

The sugarbeet crop is forecast at 9.47 million tons, down 9% from last month and down 19% from 2010. Yield is forecast at 20.5 tons per acre, down 6.1 tons per acre from last year's record yield of 26.6 tons per acre. Acres for harvest are up 5% from last year.

Source: USDA NASS Minnesota Field Office
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