August Crop Production Shows Decline For Most Crops

August Crop Production Shows Decline For Most Crops

Wheat crop was amazing this year, up 39% from last year and record high yield.

Michigan crop growers expect a decline in overall production from last year, according to the USDA, NASS, Michigan Field Office. The report, based on conditions Aug. 1, also says:

Michigan corn growers expect a yield of 142 bushels per acre, down 8 bushels from last year.

Soybean production is expected to total 79.54 million bushels, down 10% from last year. The yield forecast at 41 bushels per acres is down 2.5 bushels from 2010. 

Sugarbeet growers expect a yield of 24.6 tons per acre, down 1.4 tons from last year. 

Michigan winter wheat is expected to total 49.64 million bushels, up 39% from last year. The yield forecast of 73 bushels per acre, would match a record high set in 2006. 

Dry bean producers are expecting a crop yield of 1,750 pounds per acre, down 50 pounds from last year. 

Michigan's all hay yield is forecast at 2.9 tons per acre, down slightly from last year. 

Nationally, corn production is forecast at 12.9 billion bushels, up 4% from 2010. If realized, this will be the third largest production on record for the United States. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 153 bushels per acre, up 0.2 bushel from 2010, and the fourth highest yield on record.

Soybean production is forecast at 3.06 billion bushels, down 8% from last year. Based on August 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 41.4 bushels per acre, down 2.1 bushels from last year.

TAGS: USDA Wheat
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