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Michigan Corn Yield Forecast Up, Soybeans Down
Michigan Ag Connection - 10/13/2017

Dry conditions and warm weather in the area accelerated crop maturity and aided in harvest progress, according Marlo Johnson, director of the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. The October Crop Report is based upon conditions as of October 1, 2017. Some highlights of the report are as follows:

- Michigan's corn yield is up 11 bushels from last year to 168 bushels per acre. Total production is expected to be 327.6 million bushels, up more than two percent from the year before.

- Michigan's soybean yield is forecast at 49.0 bushels per acre, down 1.5 bushels from a year ago. Production is expected to be 111.72 million bushels, up more than 7 percent from 2016.

- Michigan's sugarbeet growers anticipate a yield of 28.0 tons per acre, down 2.8 tons from last year. Production is forecast at 4.004 million tons.

- Michigan's dry bean growers are expecting their crop to yield 1,730 pounds per acre, a 190 pound per acre decrease from last year. Total production, at 3.75 million hundredweight, is down 6 percent from last year.

- Michigan's alfalfa hay yield is forecast at 3.0 tons per acre, the same as last year.

- Michigan's other hay yield is forecast at 1.5 tons per acre, down 0.40 tons from last year.

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