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Breaking down the yield numbers

Jeff Caldwell 01/12/2012 @ 8:06am Multimedia Editor for Agriculture.com and Successful Farming magazine.

According to Greg Thessen, Iowa state director for USDA-NASS, here's how corn yield broke down for major Corn Belt and Plains states for the 2011 crop:

  • Illinois: 157 bu/ac; no change from 2010
  • Indiana: 146 bu/ac; 11 bu. lower than 2010
  • Iowa: 172 bu/ac; 7 bu. higher than 2010
  • Kansas: 107 bu/ac; 18 bu. lower than 2010
  • Michigan: 156 bu/ac; 6 bu. lower than 2010
  • Minnesota: 156 bu/ac; 21 bu. lowre than 2010
  • Missouri: 114 bu/ac; 9 bu. lower than 2010
  • Nebraska: 160 bu/ac; 6 bu. lower than 2010
  • Ohio: 158 bu/ac; 5 bu. lower than 2010

For soybeans, yields were:

  • Illinois: 47 bu/ac; 4.5 bu. lower than 2010
  • Indiana: 45 bu/ac; 3.5 bu. lower than 2010
  • Iowa: 50.5 bu/ac; 0.5 bu. lower than 2010
  • Kansas: 27 bu/ac; 5.5 bu. lower than 2010
  • Michigan: 44 bu/ac; 0.5 bu. lower than 2010
  • Minnesota: 38.5 bu/ac; 6.5 bu. lower than 2010
  • Missouri: 36.5 bu/ac; 5 bu. lower than 2010
  • Nebraska: 53.5 bu/ac; 1 bu. lower than 2010
  • Ohio: 47.5 bu/ac; 0.5 bu. lower than 2010

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