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Iowa Corn and Soybean Yields Expected to be Up Slightly
Iowa Ag Connection - 09/13/2021

Iowa corn production is forecast at 2.47 billion bushels, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Crop Production report. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to average 198.0 bushels per acre, up 5.0 bushels per acre from the August 1 forecast and 20.0 bushels per acre above last year. Corn planted acreage is estimated at 12.9 million acres. An estimated 12.45 million of the acres planted will be harvested for grain, down 200,000 acres from the previous forecast. Acreage updates were made based on a thorough review of all available data.

Soybean production is forecast at 591 million bushels. The yield is forecast at 59.0 bushels per acre, up 1.0 bushel per acre from the August 1 forecast and 6.0 bushels per acre higher than 2020. Soybean planted acreage is estimated at 10.1 million acres with 10.0 million acres to be harvested. Acreage updates were made based on a thorough review of all available data.

The forecasts in this report are based on September 1 conditions and do not reflect weather effects since that time.


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