USDA Raises Corn Yield Estimate

USDA raises corn yield estimate in 2019 crop production summary. ( Darrell Smith )

From USDA Report:

 

 

Crop Production
2019 Summary

January 2020

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.

Sorghum: Grain production in 2019 was estimated at 341 million bushels, down 
6 percent from the 2018 total. Planted area for 2019 was estimated at a 
record low 5.27 million acres, down 7 percent from the previous year. Area 
harvested for grain, at 4.68 million acres, was down 8 percent from 2018. 
Grain yield was estimated at 73.0 bushels per acre, up 0.9 bushel from 2018. 

Rice: Production in 2019 totaled 185 million cwt, down 17 percent from the 
2018 total. Planted area for 2019 was estimated at 2.54 million acres, 
down 14 percent from 2018. Area harvested, at 2.47 million acres, was 
down 15 percent from the previous crop year. The average yield for all 
United States rice was estimated at 7,471 pounds per acre, down 221 pounds 
from the 2018 average yield of 7,692 pounds per acre.

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.

All cotton production is estimated at 20.1 million 480-pound bales, up 
9 percent from 2018. The United States yield is estimated at 817 pounds per 
acre, down 47 pounds from last year. Harvested area, at 11.8 million acres, 
is up 16 percent from last year.

This report was approved on January 10, 2020.
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