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Michigan Corn Yield Expected Up 10 bu/ac
Michigan Ag Connection - 11/10/2017

Michigan producers are slowly progressing with harvest through wet conditions, according to Marlo Johnson, director of the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. The November Crop Report is based upon conditions as of November 1, 2017. Some highlights of the report are as follows:

- Michigan corn yield is up 10 bushels from last year to 167 bushels per acre. Total production is expected to be 325.7 million bushels. By the end of the month it was about 44 percent complete.

- Michigan Soybean yield is forecast at 45.0 bushels per acre. The yield is down 5.5 bushels from 2016, and production is 102.6 million bushels. Soybean harvest continued to progress at a nice pace but progress was limited due to wet field conditions. Soybeans were 78 percent harvested by October 29th, ahead last year and the five-year average.

- Sugarbeet growers anticipate a yield of 27.3 tons per acre, down 3.5 tons from last year. Production is forecast at 3.9 million tons. Sugarbeet harvest in Michigan was 47 percent complete as of the week ending October 29, along with last year and six points behind the five-year average. Sugarbeet harvest progress was slowed due to the high temperatures throughout the month. Permanent pilling was underway by the end of October.

- U.S. 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.

- Nationally, 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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