OK cotton and oilseed forecast down

Production prospects increased for corn during the past month, while the production of cotton, soybeans, and peanuts are down from the August 1 forecast according to the September Crop Production report issued today by the USDA-NASS Oklahoma Field Office.

Production of corn for grain is forecast at 36.3 million bushels, up 10 percent from last month and 112 percent above 2011. An average yield of 110 bushels is expected from 330,000 harvested acres.

Production of all cotton is forecast at 170,000 bales, down 23 percent from the August 1 forecast but 95 percent above 2011. An average yield of 466 pounds is expected from 175,000 harvested acres.

Production of grain sorghum is forecast at 5.04 million bushels, unchanged from last month but 200 percent above 2011. An average yield of 28 bushels is expected from 180,000 harvested acres.

Peanut production is forecast at 77.0 million pounds, down 15 percent from a month ago but 30 percent above 2011. An average yield of 3,500 pounds is expected from 22,000 harvested acres.

Soybean production is forecast at 4.64 million bushels, down 20 percent from August 1 but 35 percent above last year. An average yield 16 bushels is expected from 290,000 harvested acres.

The entire Oklahoma report can be view online at: www.nass.usda.gov/ok under Recent Reports. The national database, Quick Stats, and all USDA-NASS reports are available on the agency’s web site www.nass.usda.gov. For more information on NASS surveys and reports, call the USDA-NASS Oklahoma Field Office at 800-525-9226.