Louisiana Crop Production: Soybeans, Rice & Sugarcane Down; Cotton Up

Soybean production in 2019 is forecast at 41.3 million bushels, down 3 percent from the September 1 forecast and down 33 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of October 1, yield is expected to average 48 bushels per acre, down 1 bushel from last month and down 3.5 bushels from last year. Planted acreage is revised to 890,000 acres, down 10,000 acres from August 2019.