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New York farms forecast to have produced nearly 17 million bushels of soybeans this year

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New York soybean production is projected to have increased 6.6 percent to 16.96 million bushels in 2021 from 15.91 million bushels last year, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) New York Field Office recently reported.

Based on conditions as of Nov. 1, the total yield is forecast to average a record-high 53 bushels per acre this year, up two bushels from 2020. The estimate was unchanged from the Oct. 1 forecast.

New York farms are projected to harvest 320,000 acres of soybeans in 2021, up from 312,000 acres the preceding year and 225,000 acres in 2019, according to the USDA NASS.

Production forecasts are released monthly and do not reflect final production estimates, the agency said. The USDA will issue the next production forecast on Dec. 9.

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