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Missouri Soybeans, Cotton, Rice Eye Record Production
Missouri Ag Connection - 09/13/2017

Corn: Planted area is estimated at 3.25 million acres, down 11 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 3.10 million acres, is also down 11 percent from 2016. Based on September 1 conditions, the Missouri corn yield is forecast at 164 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels from last month and up 1 bushel from 2016. Production is forecast at 508 million bushels, 11 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 5.90 million acres, is up 6 percent from 2016. Based on September 1 conditions, the Missouri soybean yield is forecast at 49 bushels per acre, unchanged from 2016. Production is forecast at 289 million bushels, up 6 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 1,196 pounds per acre, up 175 pounds from 2016. If realized, this would be the highest yield on record. Production is forecast at 740,000 bales (480-pound), up 31 percent from the previous year.

Rice: Planted area, estimated at 169,000 acres, is down 10 percent from the previous forecast and down 28 percent from 2016. Harvested area is forecast at 160,000 acres, down 13 percent from the previous forecast and down 31 percent from last year. Based on September 1 conditions, the Missouri rice yield is forecast at a record 7,200 pounds per acre, unchanged from the previous forecast but up 550 pounds per acre from 2016. Production is forecast at 11.5 million cwt, down 13 percent from the previous forecast and down 25 percent from last year.

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