Wisconsin corn production is forecast at 463 million bushels according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Production report. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 163 bushels per acre, unchanged from the October 1 forecast but down 9 bushels per acre from last year. Corn planted acreage is estimated at 3.85 million acres. An estimated 2.84 million acres will be harvested for grain.
Soybean production is forecast at 79.6 million bushels. The yield is forecast at 46.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from the October 1 forecast but down 2.0 bushels below last year. Soybean planted acreage is estimated at 1.75 million acres with 1.73 million acres to be harvested.
Potato production is forecast at 29.0 million hundredweight (cwt), up 7 percent from 2018. The potato yield is forecast at 420 cwt per acre, up 15 cwt from 2018. Wisconsin potato growers expect to harvest 69,000 acres, up 2,000 acres from last year.
The forecasts in this report are based on November 1 conditions and do not reflect weather effects since that time. The next corn and soybean production estimates will be published in the Crop Production – Annual Summary report which will be released January 10, 2020.