North Dakota’s 2018 corn and soybean crops are expected to yield well. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service a forecasting a soybean crop that is two percent smaller than last year, but average yields are up. The North Dakota soybean yield is projected to be at 36 bushels per acre, up two bushels from last year. Statewide corn production is expected to be down two percent from last year. The average yield number is 142 bushels per acre, an increase of three bushels from one year ago.