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Missouri Cotton and Rice Forecasts Down from Last Year
Missouri Ag Connection - 11/10/2017

Corn: Planted area is estimated at 3.40 million acres, down 7 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 3.25 million acres, is down 7 percent from 2016. Based on November 1 conditions, the Missouri corn yield is forecast at 175 bushels per acre, up 3 bushels from last month and up 12 bushels from 2016. Production is forecast at 569 million bushels, less than 1 percent below last year's production. If realized, this would be the second highest yield and third highest production on record.

Soybeans: Planted area is estimated at 6.00 million acres, up 7 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 5.92 million acres, is up 7 percent from 2016. Based on November 1 conditions, the Missouri soybean yield is forecast at 49 bushels per acre, unchanged from 2016. Production is forecast at 290 million bushels, up 7 percent from 2016 and the highest production level on record for Missouri.

Cotton: Planted area, estimated at 305,000 acres, is up 9 percent from 2016. Harvested area is forecast at 297,000 acres, up 12 percent from last year. The cotton yield is forecast at 1,172 pounds per acre, down 4 percent from the previous forecast but up 15 percent from 2016. If realized, this would be the highest yield on record. Production is forecast at 725,000 bales (480-pound), down 4 percent from the previous forecast but up 28 percent from the previous year.

Rice: Planted area, estimated at 169,000 acres, is down 28 percent from 2016. Harvested area is forecast at 160,000 acres, down 31 percent from last year. Based on November 1 conditions, the Missouri rice yield is forecast at a record 7,400 pounds per acre, up 300 pounds per acre from the previous forecast and up 750 pounds per acre from 2016. Production is forecast at 11.8 million cwt, up 4 percent from the previous forecast but down 23 percent from last year.

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