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Ohio Expects Above Average Corn and Soybean Yields
Ohio Ag Connection - 11/10/2017

Ohio producers expect above average corn and soybean yields this year, according to Cheryl Turner, state statistician of USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. The November Crop Report is based upon conditions, as of November 1, 2017. Some highlights of the report are as follows:

- Ohio corn yield is up 14 bushels from last year's report to 173 bushels per acre, which would be the third highest on record if realized. Total production is expected to be 541.5 million bushels, up 3.2 percent from 2016. Corn harvest progress was slightly behind average during October and was 48 percent done by week ending October 29.

- Ohio soybean production is expected to total 257.0 million bushels which would be the second highest on record if realized. The yield is forecast at 51 bushels per acre which would be the third highest on record if realized. Dry, warm weather during the first half of the month allowed soybean harvest to get off to a fast start, but cooler, wet conditions during the second half of the month slowed harvest progress. As of the week ending October 29, soybean harvest was 85 percent complete in Ohio.

- Corn production is forecast at 14.6 billion bushels, down 4 percent from last year but up 2 percent from the October forecast. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 175.4 bushels per acre, up 3.6 bushels from the October forecast and up 0.8 bushel from 2016. If realized, this will be the highest yield on record for the United States. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 83.1 million acres, unchanged from the previous estimate but down 4 percent from 2016.

- Soybean production is forecast at a record 4.43 billion bushels, down less than 1 percent from October but up 3 percent from last year. Based on November 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 49.5 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month but down 2.5 bushels from last year. Area for harvest in the United States is forecast at a record high 89.5 million acres, unchanged from last month.

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