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Pennsylvania Facing Lowest Tobacco Crop in 15 Years
Pennsylvania Ag Connection - 08/13/2020

Pennsylvania corn production for grain is forecast at 144 million bushels, down 11 percent from 2019, according to King Whetstone, director of the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Northeastern Regional Field Office. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 144.0 bushels per harvested acre, down 9.0 bushels from last year. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 1.00 million acres, unchanged from the June forecast, but down 6 percent from the previous year.

Soybean production for beans is forecast at 28.4 million bushels, down 5 percent from 2019. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 47.0 bushels per harvested acre, down 2.0 bushels from 2019. Area harvested for beans in Pennsylvania is forecast at 605 thousand acres, unchanged from the previous forecast but down 1 percent from 2019.

The 2020 Pennsylvania tobacco production is forecast at 11.2 million pounds, down 22 percent from 2019. Area harvested, at 4,800 acres, is 16 percent below last year. Yield for the 2020 crop year is forecast at 2,323 pounds per acre, 186 pounds below last year. If realized, this will be the lowest tobacco production since 2005.

The forecasts in this report are based on conditions as of August 1


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