Based on conditions on October 1, USDA is forecasting Minnesota farmers to average 178 bushel per acre corn crop. That’s up four bushels from the September report, but down 13 bushels per acre from last year. Minnesota soybean yields are projected to average 49 bushels per acre, up two bushels from September and down one bushel from 2020. In the supply/demand report, the Agriculture Department said Minnesota canola production will be up more than 40 percent from last year. Total production in the state is down 19 percent for dry beans, down 17 percent for sunflowers and up seven percent for sugarbeets.
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