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Iowa Corn and Soybean Forecasts Among Records
Iowa Ag Connection - 11/10/2017

Iowa corn production is forecast at 2.54 billion bushels according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Crop Production report. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 197 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels per acre from the October 1 forecast but down 6 bushels per acre from last year. If realized, this will be the second highest yield and production on record behind 2016. Acres harvested for grain remain unchanged at 12.9 million acres.

Soybean production is forecast at 557 million bushels. If realized, this will be the second highest production on record behind last year's 566 million bushels. The yield is forecast at 56.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from the October 1 forecast, but down 4.0 bushels per acre from 2016. If realized, this will be the third highest yield on record, behind 2016 and 2015. Area harvested remained unchanged at 9.95 million acres.

All crop forecasts in this report are based on November 1 conditions and do not reflect weather effects since that time. The next corn and soybean production estimates will be published in the Crop Production -- 2017 Summary report which will be released on January 12, 2018.

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