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Georgia corn, peanuts, soybeans forecast for production gains.

by Georgia Farm Bureau

Posted on Aug 19, 2020 at 0:00 AM

The 2020 Georgia corn, peanut and soybean crops are forecast to increase over 2019, according to the August Crop Production Report from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Georgia corn for grain production in 2020 is forecast at 62.4 million bushels, up 12% from 2019. Yield is forecast at a record high 181 bushels per acre, a 21-bushel increase over 2019.

Georgia peanut production is forecast at 3.22 billion pounds, up 16% from 2019. Yield is forecast at a record high 4,600 pounds per acre in 2020, up 400 pounds per acre from 2019.

Georgia soybean production, forecast at 3.11 million bushels, is up 15%. Yield is forecast at 37 bushels per acre, up 8 bushels from 2019.

Georgia 2020 hay production is forecast at 1.7 million tons, up from 1.54 million tons in 2019. Georgia hay growers are forecast to harvest 610,000 acres in 2020, a 50,000-acre increase from 2019.

Georgia peach production is forecast at 28,000 tons, down 28% from 2019.

Georgia cotton growers reduced their planted area by 170,000 acres, planting 1.23 million acres in 2020. Their forecast production, at 2.55 million bales, is down 7% from last year.

Georgia tobacco production is forecast at 15.8 million pounds, the lowest production since 1932.

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