November 1, 2019: October

The latest USDA Crop Progress report released on October 28 indicates the Pennsylvania corn crop was affected by the wet spring. The report shows that in the last week of October, only 89% of the corn crop has reached maturity as compared to the 5-year average of 97%. However, harvest is on par with the five-year average at 53% of the acreage harvested. The latest USDA Crop  Production report released on October 10 shows that despite the challenging spring, corn yields in Pennsylvania are better than expected and are estimated at 160 bushels per acre up from September’s estimate of 155 bushels per acre. 2019 corn production in Pennsylvania is expected to reach 153.6 million bushels this year up from 133.0 million bushels in 2018. Read More