RELEASED: September 12, 2018
September 1 Tennessee Crop Production Forecast
Corn production in Tennessee is forecast at 127 million bushels, unchanged from the August forecast and up 5 percent from the previous crop. Yield was estimated at a record 174.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month and up 3.0 bushels from the 2017 level. Acres for harvest as grain were estimated at 730,000 acres, up 20,000 acres from 2017. U.S. corn production is forecast at 14.8 billion bushels, up 2 percent from the August forecast and up 2 percent from 2017. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to average 181.3 bushels per acre, up 2.9 bushels from last month and up 4.7 bushels from 2017. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 81.8 million acres, unchanged from the August forecast and down 1 percent from 2017. Continue reading at SepCrop18_TN.