Based on September 1 conditions, North Dakota’s 2020 soybean crop is forecast at 214 million bushels, up 26% from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area for harvest, at 5.95 million acres, is up from 2019, with the average yield forecasted at 36 bushels per acre, also up from last year.
Corn production is forecast at 345 million bushels, down 16% from last year’s production. Area harvested for grain is estimated at 2.20 million acres, down from 2019. The average yield is forecast at 157 bushels per acre, up from last year.
Sugarbeet production is forecast at 5.99 million tons, up 36% from last year’s crop. Area for harvest, at 211,000 acres, up from last year. Yield is forecast at 28.4 tons per acre, also up from 2019.
This report is conditions as of September 1, potential impacts from the below-freezing temperatures that occurred after that date will be reflected in future reports.