Sorghum production up on year

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Sorghum production up on year

The USDA is projecting a bigger sorghum crop.

Production is seen at 471.45 million bushels, up 98.49 million from 2020 following an increase in planted area as producers try to meet demand, especially export demand from China. The average yield is pegged at 72.3 bushels per acre bushels per acre, above last month’s guess of 69.7, but below last year’s total of 73.2. Harvested area is estimated at 6.52 million acres, compared to 5.095 million a year ago.

The USDA’s next set of supply, demand, and production numbers is out Tuesday, November 9th at Noon Eastern/11 Central.

Comparisons for Brownfield states:

Kansas: 268 million bushels, compared to 238 million in 2020; average yield of 80 bushels per acre, compared to 75 a month ago and 85 a year ago; harvested area of 3.35 million acres, compared to 2.8 million last year

Nebraska: 21.465 million bushels, compared to 13.65 million in 2020; average yield of 81 bushels per acre, compared to 84 a month ago and 91 a year ago; harvested area of 265,000 acres, compared to 150,000 last year

South Dakota: 15.96 million bushels, compared to 11.36 million in 2020; average yield of 56 bushels per acre, compared to 65 a month ago and 71 a year ago; harvested area of 285,000 acres, compared to 160,000 last year