South Carolina cotton, peanut, corn yields unchanged

Based on Nov. 1 conditions, South Carolina’s 2007 expected yields for cotton, peanuts and corn are unchanged and soybeans are down from the previous month, according to the USDA NASS South Carolina Field Office.

Expected cotton production as of Nov. 1 is 140,000 bales, unchanged from October, but down 293,000 bales from last year. Acres for harvest, at 178,000, are down 120,000 from last year. The 2007 yield is expected to average 378 pounds per acre, unchanged from last month but down 319 pounds from 2006.

Corn production in 2007 is expected to total 35.6 million bushels, unchanged from the October forecast, but up 3.7 million bushels from last year's production. Expected yield per acre of 95 bushels is unchanged from October, but is 15 bushels per acre below last year. Acres for harvest, at 375,000, are up 85,000 acres from a year ago.

Two thousand and seven soybean production is expected to total 7.4 million bushels, down 11 percent from last month and down 35 percent from 2006. Expected yield, at 17 bushels per acre, is down 2 bushels from the October forecast and down 12 bushels from last year. Acres for harvest, at 435,000, are up 45,000 from 2006.

Peanut production is forecast at 162.4 million pounds, unchanged from last month, but down 3 percent from last year. The expected yield per acre of 2,900 pounds is unchanged from last month, but down 100 pounds from last year. Acres for harvest, at 56,000, is unchanged from last month and last year.

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