Corn production drops 13% to 10.8 billion bushels

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According to the USDA's Crop Prodution report, corn production is forecast at 10.8 billion bushels, down 13 percent from 2011 and the lowest production since 2006. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 123.4 bushels per acre, down 23.8 bushels from 2011. If realized, this will be the lowest average yield since 1995. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 87.4 million acres, down 2 percent from the June forecast but up 4 percent from 2011.

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B Posch    
Canada  |  August, 10, 2012 at 07:56 AM

Do these numbers sound accurate? Especially that the acres harvested for grain will be down only 2% from the June numbers? The Doane crop tour sounded more in line with reality.

R Kinney    
illinios  |  August, 10, 2012 at 12:02 PM

usda isn't considering additional acreage to be chopped for feed because low hay supplies and reduced tonage of corn silage being made

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