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New York soybean production jumped almost 19 percent

By Journal Staff (


Farms in New York state produced more than 17.3 million bushels of soybeans in 2023, up 18.6 percent from just over 14.6 million bushels the previous year. That’s according to a USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) crop-production summary issued on Jan. 12.

The total soybean yield per acre in New York state averaged 51 bushels per acre last year, up more than 13 percent from 45 bushels in 2022, the USDA NASS said. Area harvested for soybeans totaled 340,000 acres in 2023, up 4.6 percent from 325,000 acres in the prior year.

U.S. soybean production dipped 2.5 percent to 4.16 billion bushels in 2023 from 4.27 billion bushels a year earlier, the USDA reported.

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