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USDA released the October Crop Report this week and it showed a corn crop that is larger than most agricultural interests expected. Many say USDA was unable to measure this year’s growing crop because it was far later than normal.
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Grain market analysts had big hopes for corn, ahead of Thursday’s release of the October World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. However, the report’s findings were bearish.
Statewide Iowa — Iowa corn production is forecast at 2.52 billion bushels according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Production report. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average 192 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from the September 1 forecast, but down 4 bushels per acre from last year. Corn planted acreage is estimated at 13.5 million acres. An estimated 13.1 million of the acres planted will be harvested for grain.
Late-season rains pushed back seed corn harvest in Iowa.