Soybean production is forecast at a record 4.20 billion bushels, up 3% from August and up 7%  from last year.

Based on September 1 conditions, yields are expected to average a record 50.6 bushels per acre, up 1.7 bushels from last month and up 2.6 bushels from last year.

Area for harvest in the United States is forecast at a record 83.0 million acres, unchanged from August but up 1% from 2015.