USDA now forecasts
The 164.2 bushel per acre average yield would be the highest on record and total production will be second only to the record set in 2007. Yield forecasts remained unchanged or increased from last month across the Corn Belt, Great Plains, and
Light frost was reported in parts of the northern tier of the Great Plains and
The state of
Soybean production is forecast at a record high 3.25 billion bushels, up slightly from the September forecast and up 10 percent from last year. Based on October 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 42.4 bushels per acre, up 0.1 bushel from last month and up 2.7 bushels from 2008. If the forecast holds up, this will be the third highest yield on record. Compared with last month, yields are forecast higher or unchanged in all States except
Increases of 2 bushels are expected in
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