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Final Crop Production Numbers for 2019 Show a Bigger US Cotton Crop- But Fewer Bushels Raised in the Grains and Oilseeds

Sat, 11 Jan 2020 10:33:35 CST

Final Crop Production Numbers for 2019 Show a Bigger US Cotton Crop- But Fewer Bushels Raised in the Grains and Oilseeds USDA has released their annual Crop Production numbers for 2019- and offered a larger US Corn Crop final number than what the trade expected. Despite those bigger numbers- corn and other ag futures all closed higher on Friday.

Here are the major crops detailed in this report:

Corn for grain production in 2019 was estimated at 13.7 billion bushels, down 5 percent from the revised 2018 estimate. The average yield in the United States was estimated at 168.0 bushels per acre, 8.4 bushels below the 2018 yield of 176.4 bushels per acre. Area harvested for grain was estimated at 81.5 million acres, up less than 1 percent from the revised 2018 estimate.

Sorghum: Grain production in 2019 was estimated at 341 million bushels, down 6 percent from the 2018 total. Planted area for 2019 was estimated at a record low 5.27 million acres, down 7 percent from the previous year. Area harvested for grain, at 4.68 million acres, was down 8 percent from 2018. Grain yield was estimated at 73.0 bushels per acre, up 0.9 bushel from 2018.

Soybean production in 2019 totaled 3.56 billion bushels, down 20 percent from 2018. The average yield per acre was estimated at 47.4 bushels, down 3.2 bushels from 2018. Harvested area was down 14 percent from 2018 to 75.0 million acres.

All cotton production is estimated at 20.1 million 480-pound bales, up 9 percent from 2018. The United States yield is estimated at 817 pounds per acre, down 47 pounds from last year. Harvested area, at 11.8 million acres, is up 16 percent from last year.

Click or tap here for the complete report.

Reviewing the Oklahoma Crop Production final numbers-

For the spring planted crop season- the crop that had more acres planted and harvested in Oklahoma was cotton. Upland Cotton production totaled 640 thousand bales, 6 percent lower than 2018. Yield averaged 640 pounds per acre, compared with 595 pounds last year. Acreage harvested, at 480 thousand acres, is down 13 percent from last year. It proved to be a disappointing production season, as fall weather failed to give the crop a final boost into harvest time.

Soybean acres were significantly lower in 2019 versus 2018- dropping from 600,000 harvested acres in 2018 to just 440,000 acres in 2019. Yields increased one bushel per acre in 2019 to 29 bushels per but with far fewer acres- production declined 25% to 12.76 million bushels.

Oklahoma corn production totaled 45.2 million bushels, up 25 percent from the previous year. Statewide yields averaged 137 bushels per acre, 3 bushels higher than 2018. Acres harvested for grain, at 330 thousand, are up 22 percent from last year.

Oklahoma sorghum production totaled 13.3 million bushels, up 11 percent from last year. Yield averaged 51 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from the previous year. Acres harvested, at 260 thousand acres, are 8 percent higher than 2018.

Click on the PDF link at the bottom for the southern plains Crop Production Recap from NASS (has data for Oklahoma and Texas)




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