RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Cotton, soybean and peanut yields are up in Virginia since the last agricultural forecast on Aug. 1.
The latest survey was conducted Sept. 1 by the Virginia office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The survey found that rains and warm, sunny conditions improved conditions for those crops, as well as corn, burley tobacco and flue.
Soybeans are expected to produce nearly 20 million bushels, while corn production is expected to be down 17 percent from last year. Production should be in the range of 33 million bushels.
Acres devoted to cotton are down 30,000 from last year, to 85,000 acres. Production is forecast at 175,000 bales.
Peanut production is expected to total 74 million pounds.