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Yields Ticking Up as Harvest Charges On

October 11, 2012
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor
Illinois harvest
Cheryl Day (@DayAngus) shows us her last soybean field to be harvested.  
 
 

More than 900 corn and soybean yield reports are in, see the current averages on AgWeb’s harvest maps.

 

Nearly 70% of the U.S. corn crop has been harvested, according to USDA latest Crop Progress report, which is 41 percentage points ahead of schedule.

How is this fast-maturing crop yielding?

According to the 660 yield reports to AgWeb’s Corn Harvest Map, yields are hovering right around 100. The current national average is 101.2 bu. per acre, and these reports encompass 245,485 acres.


Yields are greatly varied. More than 100 reports came in at 30 bu. per acre or less, while 56 yield reports came in at 200 bu. per acre or more.

Here are the state yield estimates, according to USDA's Oct. 11 Crop Production reports:

  • Washington: 210.0
  • California: 190.0
  • Georgia: 190.0
  • Arkansas: 177.0
  • Louisiana: 170.0
  • Minnesota: 168.0
  • Mississippi: 156.0
  • Texas: 145.0
  • Nebraska: 142.0
  • Iowa: 140.0
  • Colorado: 138.0
  • New Jersey: 132.0
  • New York: 130.0
  • Pennsylvania: 127.0
  • Wisconsin: 127.0
  • Ohio: 123.0
  • South Carolina: 122.0
  • North Carolina: 120.0
  • Michigan: 118.0
  • Delaware: 115.0
  • Maryland: 115.0
  • Oklahoma: 115.0
  • North Dakota: 115.0
  • Alabama: 100.0
  • Indiana: 100.0
  • Indiana: 100.0
  • Illinois: 98.0
  • Virginia: 95.0
  • South Dakota: 94.0
  • Kansas: 91.0
  • Tennessee: 89.0
  • Missouri: 75.0
  • Kentucky: 68.0

 

United States: 122.0

Soybean Yields Holding Strong

For soybeans, 272 yield reports have been submitted that total 78,817 acres. Currently, average yield is 41.3 bu. per acre on AgWeb’s Soybean Harvest Map.

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