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New York soybean production declined almost 14 percent last year

By Journal Staff


New York farms produced 14.63 million bushels of soybeans in 2022, down 13.8 percent from 16.96 million bushels the prior year. 

That’s according to a Jan. 12 report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Northeastern Regional Field Office.

The total yield per acre in New York averaged 45 bushels per acre last year, down 8 bushels per acre, or 15.1 percent, from 53 bushels in 2021.

Area harvested for soybeans totaled 325,000 acres in 2022, up more than 1.5 percent from 320,000 the year before, according to the USDA NASS.

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