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N.D. Corn, Sugarbeet, Potato Production Down
North Dakota Ag Connection - 11/09/2018

Based on November 1 conditions, North Dakota's 2018 soybean production is forecast at 247 million bushels, up 1 percent from last year according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area for harvest, at 6.85 million acres, is 3 percent below 2017. Yield is forecast at 36 bushels per acre, up 1.5 bushels from last year.

Corn production is forecast at 426 million bushels, down 5 percent from last year's production. Area to be harvested for grain, at 2.92 million acres, is down 10 percent from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 146 bushels per acre, up 7.0 bushels from last year.

Sugarbeet production is forecast at 6.09 million tons, down 6 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 210,000 acres, is down 1 percent from 2017. Yield is forecast at 29.0 tons per acre, down 1.4 tons from last year.

Potato production is forecast at 23.7 million cwt, down 3 percent from last year. Planted acres, at 74,500 acres, were down 500 acres from 2017. Acres harvested are estimated at 73,000 acres, down 1,000 acres from 2017. Yield is estimated at 325 cwt per acre, down 5 cwt from last year.

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