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USDA REPORTS CONFIRMS RECORD CORN, SOYBEAN YIELDS
BrownfieldAgNews reports:

The USDA has confirmed record corn and soybean production in 2016.

Corn totaled 15.148 billion bushels with an average yield of 174.4 bushels per acre, including new all-time high yields for Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. In 2015, U.S. corn production was 13.602 billion bushels with an average yield of 168.4 bushels per acre. Objective yield data had the third highest ear count on record for the ten states used by the USDA, with a new all-time high in Ohio. Planted area was 94.004 million acres, compared to 88.019 million last year, and harvested area was 86.748 million acres, compared to 80.753 million the year before.

Soybeans totaled 4.307 billion bushels with an average yield of 52.1 bushels per acre, with new record yields in the ten Brownfield states. 2015 production was 3.926 billion bushels with an average yield of 48.0 bushels per acre. Final average pod counts were higher than a year ago in the 11 states used for objective yield data, including increases of more than 150 pods per 18 square feet in Indiana, Missouri, and Nebraska. Planted area in 2016 was a record 83.433 million acres, compared to 82.650 million in 2015, and harvested area was a record 82.736 million acres, compared to 81.732 million a year ago.

2016 corn and soybean production and yield totals for Brownfield states:

Illinois: Corn: 2.256 billion bushels, compared to 2.013 billion in 2015; average yield of 197 bushels per acre, compared to 175 last year; Soybeans: 592.95 million bushels, compared to 544.32 million in 2015; average yield of 59 bushels per acre, compared to 56 last year

Indiana: Corn: 946.310 million bushels, compared to 822 million in 2015; average yield of 173 bushels per acre, compared to 150 last year; Soybeans: 324.3 million bushels, compared to 275 million in 2015; average yield of 57.5 bushels per acre, compared to 50 last year

Iowa: Corn: 2.741 billion bushels, compared to 2.506 billion in 2015; average yield of 203 bushels per acre, compared to 192 last year; Soybeans: 571.725 million bushels, compared to 553.7 million in 2015; average yield of 60.5 bushels per acre, compared to 56.5 last year

Michigan: Corn: 320.28 million bushels, compared to 335.34 million in 2015; average yield of 157 bushels per acre, compared to 162 last year; Soybeans: 104.03 million bushels, compared to 98.98 million in 2015; average yield of 50.5 bushels per acre, compared to 49 last year

Minnesota: Corn: 1.544 billion bushels, compared to 1.429 billion in 2015; average yield of 193 bushels per acre, compared to 188 last year; Soybeans: 393.75 million bushels, compared to 377.5 million in 2015; average yield of 52.5 bushels per acre, compared to 50 last year

Missouri: Corn: 570.5 million bushels, compared to 437.36 million in 2015; average yield of 163 bushels per acre, compared to 142 last year; Soybeans: 271.46 million bushels, compared to 181.035 million in 2015; average yield of 49 bushels per acre, compared to 40.5 last year

Nebraska: Corn: 1.7 billion bushels, compared to 1.693 billion in 2015; average yield of 178 bushels per acre, compared to 185 last year; Soybeans: 314.15 million bushels, compared to 305.66 million in 2015; average yield of 61 bushels per acre, compared to 58 last year

Ohio: Corn: 524.7 million bushels, compared to 498.78 million in 2015; average yield of 159 bushels per acre, compared to 153 last year; Soybeans: 263.78 million bushels, compared to 237 million in 2015; average yield of 54.5 bushels per acre, compared to 50 last year

South Dakota: Corn: 825.93 million bushels, compared to 799.77 million in 2015; average yield of 161 bushels per acre, compared to 159 last year; Soybeans: 255.915 million bushels, compared to 235.52 million in 2015; average yield of 49.5 bushels per acre, compared to 46 last year

Wisconsin: Corn: 573.16 million bushels, compared to 492 million in 2015; average yield of 178 bushels per acre, compared to 164 last year; Soybeans: 107.25 million bushels, compared to 92.565 million in 2015; average yield of 55 bushels per acre, compared to 49.5 last year


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