Corn production is up, while soybean and cotton production is down from 2022, according to USDA’s Crop Production report issued Tuesday.
Corn production is up ten percent from last year, forecast at 15.1 billion bushels.
Soybean growers are expected to decrease their production three percent from 2022, forecast at 4.15 billion bushels.
Finally, cotton production is down nine percent from 2022 at 13.1 million 480-pound bales. Planted and harvested acreage estimates for corn, cotton, and soybeans were reviewed based on all available data, including the latest certified acreage data from the Farm Service Agency.
As a result, area planted to corn is estimated at 94.9 million acres, up one percent from the previous estimate, area planted to soybeans is estimated at 83.6 million acres, up slightly, and area planted to cotton is estimated at 10.2 million acres, down eight percent from the previous estimate.
USDA surveyed more than 7,000 producers across the country and conducted objective yield surveys for the report.