Which States Will Have the Highest Corn Yields?

August 12, 2013 06:05 PM
 
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According to the Aug. 12 Crop Production report, there will be some pretty good corn yields across the country. See where your state fits in.

It has been a challenging growing season, to say the least. Yet, some areas of the country have been blessed with good growing conditions.

With its Aug. 12 Crop Production report, USDA pegs the 2013 corn production at 13.8 billion bushels. That’s up 28% from last year and could be a new record for U.S. corn production.

The national average yield is set at 154.4 bu. per acre, up 31.0 bushels from 2012. Currently 89.1 million acres in the U.S. are growing corn.

So, which areas of the country are the garden spots this year? Below is USDA’s forecast for corn yields this year (and last year’s numbers). You’ll also see the area harvested for each state. Obviously 200-bu. corn in Washington holds a different weight than 200-bu. corn in Iowa. But, it’s interesting to see where yields are high and low.

 

Corn for Grain Area Harvested and Yield - States and United States: 2012 and

Forecasted August 1, 2013
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                 :    Area harvested     :    Yield per acre     
        State    :--------------------------------------------
                 :   2012    :   2013    :   2012    :   2013   
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                 :  --- 1,000 acres --       ---- bushels ----   
Washington ......:     115         135       215.0       215.0
California ......:     180         170       185.0       190.0
Georgia .........:     310         450       180.0       181.0
Ohio ............:   3,650       3,680       123.0       172.0
Arkansas ........:     695         970       178.0       170.0
Indiana .........:   6,030       5,900        99.0       166.0
Minnesota .......:   8,330       8,200       165.0       166.0
Delaware ........:     178         174       135.0       165.0
Illinois ........:  12,250      11,900       105.0       165.0
Louisiana .......:     530         740       173.0       165.0
Mississippi .....:     795         900       165.0       165.0
Iowa ............:  13,700      13,500       137.0       163.0
Nebraska ........:   9,100       9,800       142.0       161.0
Michigan ........:   2,390       2,470       133.0       158.0
Maryland ........:     435         430       122.0       155.0
Kentucky ........:   1,530       1,500        68.0       154.0
New York ........:     680         750       134.0       150.0
Pennsylvania ....:   1,000       1,100       132.0       150.0
Tennessee .......:     960         880        85.0       146.0
Virginia ........:     350         320       103.0       145.0
Alabama .........:     295         280        98.0       145.0
Colorado ........:   1,010       1,020       133.0       145.0
Wisconsin .......:   3,300       3,250       121.0       144.0
New Jersey ......:      86          80       118.0       138.0
South Dakota ....:   5,300       5,300       101.0       138.0
Texas ...........:   1,550       2,100       130.0       138.0
North Carolina ..:     820         880       117.0       132.0
Missouri ........:   3,300       3,250        75.0       130.0
South Carolina ..:     310         325       122.0       124.0
Kansas ..........:   3,950       4,200        96.0       116.0
North Dakota ....:   3,460       3,600       122.0       116.0
Oklahoma ........:     295         340       110.0       115.0
 

(Ranked from highest to lowest for 2013 expected corn yields)


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Coverage, Analysis of the Aug. 12 USDA Reports
See all of the report data, coverage and analysis of the Aug. 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates and Crop Production reports.

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