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Ohio on Target for Record Soybean Production
Ohio Ag Connection - 09/13/2017

Prospects remain strong for the 2017 corn and soybean crops despite adversity throughout the season, according to Cheryl Turner, state statistician, USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Early season flooding brought the first setback to farmers, but crop condition ratings remained above what they were last year through the season. This report is based on conditions as of September 1, 2017. Some highlights of the crop production report are as follows:

- Ohio's corn yield is forecast at 173 bushels per acre, up 14 bushels from 2016 and up 2 bushels from the August forecast. Total production is forecast at 559 million bushels, up 6 percent from a year ago. This would be the third highest yield on record, and the fourth time yields averaged above the 170 bushel mark.

- Soybean yield in Ohio is forecast at 54 bushels per acre, down a half bushel from last year's record yield, and up 1 bushel from last month. Total production is forecast at 269.5 million bushels, a new record.

- Nationally, corn production is forecast at 14.2 billion bushels, down 6 percent from last year but up less than 1 percent from the August forecast. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to average 169.9 bushels per acre, up 0.4 bushel from the August forecast but down 4.7 bushels from 2016. If realized, this will be the third highest yield and production on record for the United States. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 83.5 million acres, unchanged from the August forecast but down 4 percent from 2016.

- U.S. soybean production is forecast at a record 4.43 billion bushels, up 1 percent from August and up 3 percent from last year. Based on September 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 49.9 bushels per acre, up 0.5 bushel from last month but down 2.2 bushels from last year. Area for harvest in the United States is forecast at a record high 88.7 million acres, unchanged from August but up 7 percent from 2016.

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