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Missouri Cotton and Soybean Forecasts Up
Missouri Ag Connection - 08/11/2017

Corn: Planted area is estimated at 3.25 million acres, down 11 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 3.10 million acres, is also down 11 percent from 2016. Based on August 1 conditions, the Missouri corn yield is forecast at 162 bushels per acre, down 1 bushel from 2016. Production is forecast at 502 million bushels, 12 percent below last year's production. If realized, this would be the third highest yield and production on record.

Soybeans: Planted area is estimated at 6.00 million acres, up 7 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 5.90 million acres, is up 6 percent from 2016. Based on August 1 conditions, the Missouri soybean yield is forecast at 49 bushels per acre, unchanged from 2016. Production is forecast at 289 million bushels, up 6 percent from 2016 and the highest production level on record for Missouri.

Winter wheat: Harvested area in 2017 is forecast at 510,000 acres, down 11 percent from the previous year. The winter wheat yield is forecast at 67 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from 2016. If realized, this would be the second highest yield on record. Production is forecast at 34.2 million bushels, down 14 percent from the previous year.

Cotton: Planted area, estimated at 300,000 acres, is up 7 percent from 2016. Harvested area is forecast at 292,000 acres, up 10 percent from last year. The cotton yield is forecast at 1,151 pounds per acre, up 130 pounds from 2016. If realized, this would be the highest yield on record. Production is forecast at 700,000 bales (480-pound), up 24 percent from the previous year.

Rice: Planted area, estimated at 187,000 acres, is down 21 percent from 2016. Harvested area is forecast at 183,000 acres, also down 21 percent from last year. Based on August 1 conditions, the Missouri rice yield is forecast at a record 7,200 pounds per acre, up 550 pounds per acre from 2016. Production is forecast at 13.2 million cwt, down 14 percent from last year.

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