New York farms are forecast to have produced 85 million bushels of corn for grain this year, up 8.3 percent from 78.5 million bushels in 2020.
That’s according to a recent USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) New York Field Office forecast, based on conditions as of Nov. 1. The estimated corn production was up 2 percent from the Oct. 1 forecast.
The total yield per acre in the Empire State is expected to average a record-high 170 bushels per acre in 2021, up 13 bushels per acre, or 8.3 percent, from 157 bushels last year. The estimate was up 3 bushels, or nearly 2 percent, from the prior month’s forecast.
Area harvested for grain corn is pegged at 500,000 acres this year, unchanged from 2020 as well as the October forecast, the USDA NASS said.
Production forecasts are released monthly and do not reflect final production estimates, the agency said. The next production forecast will be issued on Dec. 9.