NOVEMBER PRODUCTION REPORT UNUSUALLY STATIC
The wild year Missouri farmers have experienced was reflected once again in this month’s USDA Crop Production report. Unusually for the November report, the National Ag Statistics Service made no changes to Missouri’s projected harvest of corn and soybeans. State statistician Bob Garino says it follows another unusual decision made this year by NASS to re-survey Missouri acreage over the summer.
Missouri soybean production for 2019 remains projected at 231.4 million bushels, while the state is expected to harvest 472.75 million bushels of corn. However, Garino notes that soybean pod counts for Missouri are the highest among major soy-producing states.
Garino notes that new surveys will begin soon to determine the state’s final production figures for 2019. Those are scheduled for release in early January.
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