November 9, 2012
USDA: Nebraska November 2012 Crop Report
Based on November 1 conditions, Nebraska’s corn crop is forecast at 1.27 billion bushels, down 2% from last month and 17% below last year, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Yield is forecast at 139 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from last month and 21 bushels below last year. Acres to be harvested for grain, at 9.15 million, are 5% less than a year ago.
Soybean production is forecast at 203 million bushels, unchanged from last month but 22% below last year. Yield is forecast at 41 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month and the lowest since 2003.
Sorghum production is forecast at 4.02 million bushels, up 16% from last month, but still 39% below a year ago and the smallest since 1953. Yield is forecast at 67 bushels per acre, up 9 bushels from the previous month but 27 bushels below last year.
Sugarbeet production, at 1.38 million tons, is up 7% from 2011.
Potato production is forecast at 9.8 million hundredweight, up 25% from a year ago.
National Corn Production Up Slightly from October; Soybean up 4%
Nationally corn production is forecast at 10.7 billion bushels, up slightly from the October forecast but down 13% from 2011. This represents the lowest production in the United States since 2006. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 122.3 bushels per acre, up 0.3 bushel from the October forecast but 24.9 bushels below the 2011 average. If realized, this will be the lowest average yield since 1995. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 87.7 million acres, unchanged from the October forecast and up 4% from 2011.
Soybean production is forecast at 2.97 billion bushels, up 4% from October but down 4% from last year. Based on November 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 39.3 bushels per acre, up 1.5 bushels from last month but down 2.6 bushels from last year. Compared with last month, yield forecasts are higher or unchanged across all states except for Oklahoma and Texas. Area for harvest in the United States is forecast at 75.7 million acres, unchanged from October and up 3% from last year.