USDA Issues January Crop Production Estimates for Arkansas and U.S.

On Friday, January 10th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released new crop production estimates for Arkansas and the United States. The reports show area planted and harvested and estimated average yields on those acres.

More below:

Arkansas Summary

Arkansas corn area harvested is 725,000, up 12 percent from 2018. The average yield is estimated at 175 bushels per acre, down 6 bushels from last year. Production totaled 127 million bushels, up 9 percent from 2018.

Upland cotton harvested acres is 610,000, up 27 percent from 2018. The yield is expected to average 1,102 pounds per harvested acre, down 31 pounds from last year. Production is estimated at 1.40 million bales, up 24 percent from 2018.

All hay harvested is 1.25 million acres, up 4 percent from 2018. The average yield is estimated at 2.20 tons per acre, up 0.40 ton from last year. Production totaled 2.76 million tons, up 27 percent from 2018.

Area harvested for peanuts is 33,000 acres, up 43 percent from 2018. The average yield is estimated at 5,200 pounds per acre, up 300 pounds from last year. Production totaled 172 million pounds, up 52 percent from 2018.

All rice acres harvested is 1.13 million acres, down 21 percent from 2018. The all rice yield for is estimated at
7,480 pounds per acre, down 40 pounds from last year. Production totaled 84.3 million hundredweight, down 21 percent from 2018.

Soybean area harvested is 2.61 million acres, down 19 percent from 2018. The average yield is estimated at 49 bushels per acre, down 2 bushels from last year. Production totaled 128 million bushels, down 21 percent from 2018.

Area seeded to winter wheat for 2020 is forecasted up 45 percent from the previous year to 160,000 acres.

National Summary

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.

Rice: Production in 2019 totaled 185 million cwt, down 17 percent from the 2018 total. Planted area for 2019 was estimated at 2.54 million acres, down 14 percent from 2018. Area harvested, at 2.47 million acres, was down 15 percent from the previous crop year. The average yield for all United States rice was estimated at 7,471 pounds per acre,
down 221 pounds from the 2018 average yield of 7,692 pounds per acre.

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.

https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Arkansas/Publications/Crop_Releases/Annual_Summary/2019/arannsum19.pdf

https://release.nass.usda.gov/reports/cropan20.pdf

https://release.nass.usda.gov/reports/crop0120.pdf

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