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New York soybean production is forecast to rise 7 percent this year

By Journal Staff (


New York farms are forecast to have produced 17 million bushels of soybeans in 2021, up 7 percent from last year, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) New York Field Office recently reported.

Based on field conditions as of Sept. 1, the total yield is forecast to average a record-high 53 bushels per acre this year, up two bushels from 2020. New York farms are expected to harvest 320,000 acres of soybeans in 2021, up from 312,000 acres the prior year and 225,000 acres in 2019, per the USDA NASS.

Production forecasts are released monthly and do not reflect final production estimates, the agency said. The next production forecast will be issued on Oct. 12.


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