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National Crop Production - How Did Indiana Fare?

January 21, 2020
Field Corn

Indiana farmers faced incredible weather related challenges in 2019 which negatively affected production in many parts of the state. In White County, like many places, farmers had a very late start to planting. Fortunately, things did dry out just in time to get most of the planting in, but not all. So how did Indiana and the rest of the nation fare in 2019? Indiana corn production in 2019 totaled 815 million bushels, 16 percent below 2018. Corn acreage harvested for grain totaled 4.82 million, down 6 percent from 2018. The average yield of 169 bushels per acre was 20 bushels below the 2018 record high yield. Indiana soybean production totaled 273 million bushels, down 20 percent from 2018. Harvested acreage was 5.36 million, down 10 percent from 2018. The average yield of 51 bushels per acre was 6.5 bushels below the 2018 record high. Nationally, corn for grain production in 2019 was estimated at 13.7 billion bushels, down 5 percent from the revised 2018 estimate. The average yield in the United States was estimated at 168.0 bushels per acre, 8.4 bushels below the 2018 yield of 176.4 bushels per acre. Area harvested for grain was estimated at 81.5 million acres, up less than 1 percent from the revised 2018 estimate. National soybean production in 2019 totaled 3.56 billion bushels, down 20 percent from 2018. The average yield per acre was estimated at 47.4 bushels, down 3.2 bushels from 2018. Harvested area was down 14 percent from 2018 to 75.0 million acres.

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