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Missouri Cotton Forecast at 9 Percent Above 2017
Missouri Ag Connection - 09/13/2018

Corn: Planted area is estimated at 3.40 million acres, unchanged from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 3.25 million acres, is also unchanged from 2017. Based on September 1 conditions, the Missouri corn yield is forecast at 138 bushels per acre, up 7 bushels from last month but down 32 bushels from 2017. Production is forecast at 449 million bushels, 19 percent below last year's production.

Soybeans: Planted area is estimated at 5.80 million acres, down 3 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 5.73 million acres, is down 3 percent from 2017. Based on September 1 conditions, the Missouri soybean yield is forecast at 47 bushels per acre, down 2 bushels from 2017. Production is forecast at 269 million bushels, down 7 percent from 2017.

Cotton: Planted area is estimated at 325,000 acres, up 7 percent from 2017. Harvested area, forecast at 320,000 acres, up 8 percent from last year. The cotton yield is forecast at 1,230 pounds per acre, up 30 pounds from last month and up 18 pounds from 2017. If realized, this would be the highest yield on record. Production is forecast at 820,000 bales (480-pound), up 9 percent from the previous year.

Rice: Planted area, estimated at 224,000 acres, is up 13 percent from the previous forecast and up 33 percent from 2017. Harvested area is forecast at 219,000 acres, is up 13 percent from the previous forecast and up 37 percent from last year. Based on September 1 conditions, the Missouri rice yield is forecast at 7,000 pounds per acre, unchanged from the previous forecast but down 440 pounds per acre from 2017. Production is forecast at 15.3 million cwt, up 13 percent from the previous forecast and up 29 percent from last year.

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